Root Resection (Apicoectomy)

An apicoectomy is a surgical removal of the tip of a tooth root (apex), applied after the failed retreatment of root canals. This procedure can be done in the area of the molar and premolar teeth as well as the front teeth.
A hemisection and root amputation are dental procedures done on teeth with multiple roots, and they involve the removal of part of the root or the entire root, leaving the tooth anchored to the bone with the remaining roots.

How is the Surgery Performed?

Part of the root tip is removed through a small opening in the bone, the end of the root is sealed with a filling that prevents further reinfection, and the incision is sutured.