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What is an Apicoectomy

Dental Abscess
According to our Houston dentist, an apicoectomy is a minor surgical procedure that's necessary when root canal treatment hasn't completely healed an infected tooth.

Remove InfectionAfter root canal treatment, an abscess, which is a hole in the bone at the tip of the root, sometimes continues to grow.

To stop the dental (odontogenic) infection, your Houston dentist makes a small incision in the gums. He removes the infection and then seals the tip of the root.

ApicoectomyOnce this has been done, the infection will heal, new bone will grow in, and the tooth will be healthy again.


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