Apical resection is a treatment based on the removal of infected tissue at the root tip and a portion of the root if cleaning of the inflammatory tissues at the root tip cannot be achieved through root canal treatment.
Sometimes, even if root canal treatment is done in the most ideal way, it may not be possible to eliminate chronic infection and tissue damage at the root tip. In this case, accessing the root tip directly through the mouth and cleaning it with a direct method can be a solution.
Sometimes, the roots may be curved or a tool may break at the end of the canal, making it impossible to complete the root canal treatment in an ideal way. In this case, it is necessary to access the root tip and remove the un-treatable part.
Apical resection is performed under local anesthesia. A cut is made near the root tip of the relevant tooth in the mouth to reach the bone and root tip. After sufficient cleaning, the root tip is removed and an appropriate material is used to seal the root tip.
Then, the removed gum tissue is stitched to complete the procedure. It is a surgical procedure that takes about 30-60 minutes. There is no pain during the procedure. If the patient follows the doctor's advice and uses the medication as required, they will not feel much discomfort after the operation.
However, as with any surgical procedure, swelling, bruising, and pain may develop after apical resection.
Since apical resection is a surgical intervention, the precautions to be taken after surgical operations in dentistry also apply in this case.
The average healing time of the surgical site is between 1 week and 10 days. However, it takes 4 to 6 months for the root tip bone tissue to heal completely.
There is a risk of pain after apical resection as much as after any surgical procedure. Generally, patients use a painkiller on the first day and do not feel much pain afterwards. But of course, the healing potential of each tissue, the size of the case, the patient's sensitivity to the things to be considered after surgery are factors that affect the amount and duration of pain after the procedure.
It is not a dangerous procedure if the diagnosis and planning is correct and performed by specialists.
Apical resection is a procedure that falls within the field of application of oral and maxillofacial surgery and is performed by dentists who are competent in this field who perform surgical applications.
If the correct postoperative care is not done, if the recommendations are not followed, if there are factors that delay wound healing such as smoking, inflammation may develop as a complication.
If the case is selected correctly, if the application is done properly, the success rate reaches up to 95%.
Apical resection price, the physician will determine the price according to the size of the case, the degree of difficulty and the material to be used. The physician performing the procedure will give you the most accurate information.
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