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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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apicoectomy

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

Root resection Dentistry Amputation of the apex of a tooth root, usually to treat an infection
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012