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

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

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]
References in periodicals archive ?
It was reported that healing after apicoectomy made by conventional methods is not related with retrograde filling (15, 27).
Hence, the apicoectomy attempted for the maxillary central incisors might have caused the infection to spread into the dentigerous cyst.
Sheridan, "Development and treatment of retrograde peri-implantitis involving a site with a history of failed endodontic and apicoectomy procedures: a series of reports," International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, vol.
Enucleation and apicoectomy for small to moderate BC sizes associated with erupted teeth were also found to be efficient, and tooth function was maintained [14, 15].
Levitt, Apicoectomy of an Endosseous Implant to Relieve Paresthesia: A Case Report, Implant Dent., vol.
[17.] Uematsu S, Uematsu T, Furusawa K, Deguchi T, Kurihara S (2004) Orthodontic treatment of an impacted dilacerated maxillary central incisor combined with surgical exposure and apicoectomy. Angle Orthod 74: 132-136.
Additionally, CBCT technology aids in the diagnosis of endodontic and nonendodontic pathosis, assessing vertical root fractures, analysis of root resorption defects, and presurgical assessment of apicoectomy procedures [19, 20].
A recent study carried out by Mente et al (2015) suggested that orthograde retreatment combined with orthograde placement of an apical mineral trioxide aggregate plug after a failed apicoectomy is a promising long-term treatment option for teeth with postsurgical pathosis and success rate was reported to be 87%.22