The number one cause for the need for surgical endodontics is after a root canal has been done there is infection that is residual. The second cause is the admission of additional roots and canals that have not been closed by the conservative root canal. Therefore, the process to save the tooth by doing an apicoectomy is that process whereby the root will be amputated and a filling will be placed to save the tooth.
The surgical intervention to save teeth after root canals
have been performed is that process to alleviate dental
infection and pain while maintaining the function of the
tooth. This is a surgical procedure whereby a flap is reflected,
the end of the root is found, and using magnifying lenses,
the canals are obtained then closed and a surgical filling
is placed at the end of the root. You may wish download
and review the informed consent
for surgical root canal that will explain many of the
problems that are inherent with surgical root canals.
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