An apicoectomy is performed if a root canal is not an option. A highly trained Endodontist is usually consulted to perform the procedure with a dental microscope. An apicoectomy removes the infected tip of a tooth root so the infection clears. It's relatively simple and most patients have mild to moderate discomfort after the procedure.
If you think you may need an apicoectomy, call us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kim so that he may explain the procedure in easy to understand terms and connect you with a qualified Endodontist near you.