Oral and maxillofacial surgery also involves apicoectomy. This surgery targets the pathway connecting the tooth’s root, nerve connection, and blood vessels to restore normal health.
After the tip of the tooth’s root, the apex has become critically affected almost to the extent of removal. However, if free from decay, the tooth can be saved.
An oral maxillofacial surgeon can use this intervention to relieve patients from pain. This is true especially in the case of infected and decayed teeth. In these cases, it is used to prevent infections and restore oral health.
However, the apicoectomy procedure is reserved for the care of teeth that cannot be corrected by the other dentistry techniques, such as a root canal.
An apicoectomy is effective and is employed as the ultimate procedure for preserving natural teeth that may need extraction due to functional and structural deterioration.
However, the prognosis of the tooth problem is considered to determine if a patient is suited for the procedure. Generally, the procedure is only elected if the tooth’s problem presents a reasonable possibility of saving the tooth.