Apical Surgery

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Occasionally, teeth on which the root canal treatment has been performed, may present symptoms such as pain, swelling and pus in the mouth. These conditions occur as the germs in the area, which have not previously been eliminated, multiply and lead to the re-occurence of the inflammation. The inflammation may re-occur even several years after the root canal treatment has been performed. The solution available for the treatment of such a tooth, when the root canal treatment cannot be performed again, is the apical surgery, thus the elimination of the condition and the surgical removal of the infected part of the root.


Why should the Apical Surgery be performed on such a tooth

Elimination of the Germs that can Infect other Organs in the Body

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The germs from the infected area can be transported to the blood and infect other parts of the body such as the heart, the lungs etc which can have uncontrollable consequences. With the elimination of the germs this serious danger can also be eliminated.

Prevention of the creation of an Abscess or a Cyst and the creation of a Chronic Condition

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If a condition is not timely treated and the germs continue to develop, then an abscess can be developed with pus leaking to the mouth. A cyst can also develop. If these conditions are not treated immediately they become chronic diseases with permanent symptoms in the affected area ( pain, swelling, pus, temperature ).

Prevention of Tooth Mobility and the Consequent Extraction of the Tooth

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If the infection is not treated on time, it can become very serious and affect to a great extent the support of the tooth which may lead to the necessary extraction of the tooth. This condition can be prevented with the performance of the apical surgery