apicoectomy


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apicoectomy

 [a″pĭ-ko-ek´to-me]
excision of the apical portion of the root of a tooth through an opening in overlying tissues of the jaw.

ap·i·co·ec·to·my

(ap'i-kō-ek'tō-mē),
Surgical removal of a tooth root apex.
Synonym(s): root resection
[apico- + G. ektomē, tooth excision]

apicoectomy

/api·co·ec·to·my/ (a″pĭ-ko-ek´tah-me) excision of the apical portion of the root of a tooth through an opening in overlying tissues of the jaw.

apicoectomy

(ăp′ĭ-kō-ĕk′tə-mē, ā′pĭ-)
n.
Surgical removal of a dental root apex.

apicoectomy

[ap′ikō∙ek′təmē]
Etymology: L, apex + Gk, ektomē excision
the surgical removal of the apex or the apical portion of an infected or damaged tooth root, which is then sealed with a special type of dental amalgam, usually in conjunction with apical curettage or root canal therapy. Also called apicectomy, partial root amputation, root-end resection, root resection.

apicoectomy

An endodontic procedure, usually necessitated by failed root canal therapy, in which the tooth root tip is removed using microsurgery and the space filled with calcium silicates.

apicoectomy

Root resection Dentistry Amputation of the apex of a tooth root, usually to treat an infection

ap·i·co·ec·to·my

(ap'i-kō-ek'tŏ-mē)
Surgical removal of a dental root apex.
Synonym(s): root resection.
[apico- + G. ektomē, tooth excision]

Apicoectomy

Also called root resectioning. The root tip of a tooth is accessed in the bone and a small amount is shaved away. The diseased tissue is removed and a filling is placed to reseal the canal.
Mentioned in: Root Canal Treatment

ap·i·co·ec·to·my

(ap'i-kō-ek'tŏ-mē)
Surgical removal of a tooth root apex.
Synonym(s): root resection.
[apico- + G. ektomē, tooth excision]

apicoectomy (ap´ikōek´təmē),

n (apicectomy, apiectomy, root amputation, root resection), the surgical removal of the apex or apical portion of a root.

apicoectomy

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