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Apical Resection

Apical Resection

What is apical resection?

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.

Why is apical resection performed?

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.

How is apical resection performed?

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.

What should be considered 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 patient should not eat anything until the effect of the anesthesia has worn off.
  • Intermittent icing should be applied to the area until the patient goes to bed.
  • The medications recommended by the doctor should be used properly.
  • Chewing on the side where the procedure was performed is not recommended for a week.

How long does an apical resection take to heal?

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.

Is there pain after apical resection?

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.

Is apical resection dangerous?

It is not a dangerous procedure if the diagnosis and planning is correct and performed by specialists.

Who performs apical resection?

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.

Is there inflammation after apical resection?

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.

Apical resection success rate

If the case is selected correctly, if the application is done properly, the success rate reaches up to 95%.

Apical Resection Price

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.

Update Date: 10.08.2023
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