Apicoectomy Chula Vista, CA
Also known as root end surgery and root tip surgery.
After a root canal sometimes infection or decay continues to be a problem. This can be treated with an apicoectomy. In some cases rather than a single uniform chamber, your tooth may have many tiny branches that can harbor infection. Apicoectomy surgery removes just the very the tip (apex) of the root, where many infections originate. New technology and techniques to detect these hidden infections has advanced, so a follow up root canal can often solve the problem, but sometimes root end surgery is necessary.