Oral surgery Apicoectomy


An oral surgical procedure called apicoectomy is performed because of a dental root tip infection. Root resection is a mechanical removal of the infection, i.e. the dental root tip. It is performed under local anaesthesia and is completely painless. The procedure can be used to treat both front and back teeth roots. The procedure lasts between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on the tooth.

Postoperative recovery includes:

  • Taking prescribed antibiotics and analgesics
  • Avoiding chewing in the location of the procedure
  • Placing a cold compress on the cheek in order to prevent or decrease swelling
  • Eating soft foods, ice cream, and yogurt
  • Avoiding hot foods and drinks
  • Avoiding alcohol and smoking during the following 12 hours