Periapical Surgery

In some cases, surgery to remove a persistent lesion (abscess) around the end of the root is necessary. This is generally only done if root canal treatment has been completed to a high standard or if re-treatment of the root canal is not possible due to a post or obstruction in the tooth.

The procedure involves making the area numb with local anaesthetic, lifting back the gum to access the end of the root. The lesion - generally an abscess or a cyst is then removed and the end of the root sealed with an extra filling.

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