An apicoectomy is a type of surgery to try to save a tooth that has become problematic despite a root canal. Occasionally root canal treatments will fail and, pain and infection can recur. These teeth can sometimes be saved by performing an apicoectomy; the root tip is removed along with the infected tissue. A filling is then placed to seal the end of the root. The length of the surgery is between 30 and 90 minutes depending on the location of the tooth and the complexity of the root structure. Our surgeons use the most up-to-date technologies and materials to treat these teeth.
We will be happy to explain the apicoectomy procedure to you in detail, call us today for further information!
Intravenous sedation is a technique of administering medications through a vein to help relax you and reduce discomfort. This is done without putting you completely to sleep. It is most important that you follow the instructions below very closely.
After your appointment the medications used will still be in your system. The following precautions should be followed:
If you follow these guidelines along with your surgeon’s post-operative instructions, you will find the procedure will go smoothly and comfortably.
The following instructions have been compiled to assist you in the post-operative period. If you follow these guidelines, your recovery will be more comfortable.
If you have any questions or problems, please call our office (514-486-1002) and we will be pleased to help you. Outside of business hours you can contact the oral surgery Resident on call at the Montreal General Hospital ((514) 934-8075 or (514) 934-1934 extension 53333). It is very important that you ask to speak to the oral surgery resident on call at the Montreal General Hospital.