Apicoectomy: what is root end surgery and why would I need it?
An apicoectomy is an endodontic surgical procedure which is carried out to remove the tip of the tooth's root, and the root end cavity is then filled with a type of biocompatible material. This might sound a little complicated, but leading endodontist Dr Federico Foschi is here to explain how exactly an apicoectomy is performed, why it is needed, and why it's different to a root canal procedure. Apicoectomies are typically carried out by endodontists, who are specialists in problems arising in the soft tissue of the tooth. This means they often see patients related to dental pain diagnosis, performing root canal treatment, and saving the natural teeth. If you are interested in seeing a specialist endodontist, check Dr Foshi's clinic profile on Top Doctors at: www.topdoctors.co.uk/centre/endocare, where you'll find more information about endodontic procedures and the Endocare clinic.