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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Apicoectomy is the standard surgical procedure for such cases, thanks to several factors such as lesion location and the need to fully eliminate it, as well as the presence of cores or posts.
An apicoectomy or retrograde retreatment is the excisionof the apical portion of a tooth root through an opening made in the overlying bone.
An apicoectomy with retrograde filling is an apical surgery with root resection followed by a class I cavity confection and placement of a retrograde material [3-5].
Apicoectomy and connective tissue graft--Surgical approach for the treatment of fenestrations: Case report
Quantitative evaluation of leakage in roots filled retrogradely with different filled materials after apicoectomy.
Apicoectomy (Stryker 2296 carbide bur, US) of 3mm was performed (Fig 1b).
End- odontic surgery - Apicoectomy and Periapical curettage was done accordingly where indicated.
Clinical application of the erbium:YAG laser for apicoectomy.
Key words: Apicoectomy, Dental Amalgam, Gutta-percha, Retrograde Filling.
Apicoectomy or apical root resection with retro-grade filling is a standard surgical treatment to salvage the periapically infected teeth in which root canal therapy has failed to resolve the problem.
A prospective and comparative observational study was carried out from October 2004 to October 2009 at Khyber College of Dentistry, Peshawar with recruit-ment of 30 patients in whom apicoectomy was done on single maxillary anterior tooth which were previously treated endodontically but had persistent periapical radioluecency with discomfort, pain or chronic sinus formation.
6% in pa-tients where amalgam retrograde filling was used after apicoectomy (Table 1).