An apicectomy is a surgical procedure where an incision is made in the gum, around the affected toot, to expose the bone and surrounding inflamed tissue. The damaged tissue is removed along with the root tip. A root-end filling material is placed to prevent reinfection of the root and the gum is sutured.
The bone naturally heals around the root over a period of months restoring full function.
Following the procedure, there may be some discomfort or slight swelling while the incision heals. This is normal for any surgical procedure. To alleviate any discomfort, an appropriate pain medication will be recommended.
If you have pain that does not respond to medication, please call the clinic.