Root Canal Gone Wrong? Everything You Need to Know About Having a Apicoectomy
If you have recently had a root canal and the tooth suffers from a secondary infection, you will probably have to undergo a treatment called an apicoectomy. Below is a guide to the procedure and how best to recover from it. The procedure During an apicoectomy, your dentist will remove the tip of the infected root within the tooth and any infected soft gum tissue. To do this, the dentist makes a small incision along your gum line rather than drilling into the tooth.