Apicoectomy, or root end surgery, is an endodontic (science about root canals) surgical procedure that removes the apex (root tip) to treat a tooth with a root canal that has failed. This is required when the conventional root canal therapy did not completely eliminate the infection, and when a re-treatment is unsuccessful or not advised. The surgery consists of removing the apex and the infected tissue, and then filling the end of the root with a biocompatible material.


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