Est. 1 hour
Est. 2 days
What is the treatment?
The surgical treatment of infections at the tip of the root is called an Apicectomy and is carried out by an endodontist.
This treatment is usually required to remove an infection, and which can persist at the tip of the root on one or more teeth. Previously these teeth may have had an abscess and have been root – treated.
You may have acute pain, but more often, just some discomfort and occasional episodes of swelling, a gumboil or a bad taste. A course of antibiotics may have been prescribed to try to control the infection.