This procedure is performed when a tooth does not heal following root canal therapy or retreatment. At times, we may also refer to the procedure as microsurgery. With apicoectomy, Dr. Lea and Dr. Studebaker enter through the bottom end of the root and gently remove the very tip of the root and the surrounding infected tissue residing outside of the tooth. The root is then prepared and sealed with biocompatible materials (friendly to the body and bone growth/healing). Typically we like to see you in one year following surgery to monitor bone for healing (a slow process that can take 12-18 months).

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