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The changing role of the apicectomy operation in dentistry.

The changing role of the apicectomy operation in dentistry. Enormous progress has been made in the last quarter of a century in understanding the nature of root canal infection and periapical disease. New techniques and materials may be expected to increase the already high success of conventional root canal treatment. Surgical intervention is required for cases where retreatment has failed or is not an option, and the tooth is to be retained rather than extracted. This article reviews the operation of apicectomy and how this minor oral surgical procedure has evolved. Recent modifications to techniques and materials are likely to improve its success, allowing conservation of previously unsaveable teeth. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Pubmed

The changing role of the apicectomy operation in dentistry.

Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh , Volume 47 (5): -652 – Jan 3, 2003

The changing role of the apicectomy operation in dentistry.


Abstract

Enormous progress has been made in the last quarter of a century in understanding the nature of root canal infection and periapical disease. New techniques and materials may be expected to increase the already high success of conventional root canal treatment. Surgical intervention is required for cases where retreatment has failed or is not an option, and the tooth is to be retained rather than extracted. This article reviews the operation of apicectomy and how this minor oral surgical procedure has evolved. Recent modifications to techniques and materials are likely to improve its success, allowing conservation of previously unsaveable teeth.

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0035-8835
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12463704

Abstract

Enormous progress has been made in the last quarter of a century in understanding the nature of root canal infection and periapical disease. New techniques and materials may be expected to increase the already high success of conventional root canal treatment. Surgical intervention is required for cases where retreatment has failed or is not an option, and the tooth is to be retained rather than extracted. This article reviews the operation of apicectomy and how this minor oral surgical procedure has evolved. Recent modifications to techniques and materials are likely to improve its success, allowing conservation of previously unsaveable teeth.

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Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of EdinburghPubmed

Published: Jan 3, 2003

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