Root End Surgery
Apical resection is the surgical removal of the inflamed part of the root end of the tooth in the bone.
Sometimes root canal treatment is not sufficient to eliminate inflammation alone, abscess and bone destruction at the root end continue to grow. Surgically damaged tissue and root tip may need to be removed.
Apical resection surgery; under local anesthesia (needle numbness). A small incision is made to the gum; the infected tissue is reached and the area is cleaned and closed by suturing.
Once these are done, the infection will heal and allow time for new bone tissue to form.