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An apicoectomy is generally a permanent cure and usually last for the life of the tooth. In most cases the surgery lasts for 30-90 minutes.
As apicoectomy is an endodontic microsurgery, which is usually conducted by an endodontist. The medical history of the patient is checked before conducting the surgery.
In an apicoectomy, the root tip, or apex, is removed along with the infected tissue. It is done only after an unsuccessful or impossible retreatment after a root canal.
During apicoectomy, the root tip, or apex, and the infected tissue are removed.
Apicoectomy a tooth conservative surgical procedure that helps treat pulp gangrene and its apical complications. The primary risk of Apicoectomy is that surgery may fail and the tooth may need to be extracted.
Your endodontist will advice you regarding rest, medicines and what you can eat after the procedure.