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Apicoectomy Mexico

Recover your Oral Health keeping your natural teeth, Apicoectomy Mexico

An Apicoectomy is the Surgical Removal of the infected tissue caused by the filtration of bacteria into the pulp chamber. During an Apicoectomy the Surgeon will make an incision into the bone right at the apex of the tooth. A CBCT 3D imaging helps our Surgeon locate the infection and surrounding hard tissues.

Periodontists perform the apicoectomy as a last resort to save the natural tooth, when the patient presents severe infection. It is referred to as a minor surgical procedure that removes the infected apex (tip of the tooth’s root).

Apicoectomy, the last resort to Save the Tooth

Apicoectomy is an alternative or an adjunct to a Root Canal. Most of the time happens when a Root Canal was not enough to clear the infection.

This procedure is done in the periapical part (Around the tip of the tooth root). Unlike endodontics, which removes the neurovascular pack, without intervening on the Dental Root.

Both treatments share an approach, as they are intended to preserve the natural tooth. In addition to cavities, traumas, and bruxism, they can also trigger in an apicoectomy.

Apicoectomy Step by Step

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Step 1
Consultation with the Periodoncist

Oral and systemic health assessment • Facial esthetic evaluation • X-Rays, Panoramic, 3D CBCT Scan (full in-house equipment for this treatment) • Wax-up (important for an aesthetic outcome for your implant treatment)

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Step 2
Local anesthesia

The periodontist apply local anestesia to numb the affected tooth and the area of ​​tissue adjacent to it

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Step 3
Incision in the gum

The periodontist makes a small incision in the gum, to access the bone mass•
It is necessary to remove a certain amount of bone so that the tip of the root, or apex, is exposed.

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Step 4
Extraction the apex

A cut is made in order to extract the apex and drain the infected tissues

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Step 5
Sealing of the tooth canal

The canal of the tooth is sealed to avoid the appearance of future infections and prevents any leakage.

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Step 6
Suturation and healing

The periodoncist suture the incision made in the gum The apicoectomy does not hurt being a minimally invasive surgery, it does not cause serious discomfort to the patient Sutures will go unnoticed 2 weeks after surgery

Periodontics in Mexico

Apicoectomy Mexico Costs

We do not charge 3D CBCT X-Rays, Periapical X-Rays, intra-oral scanning, surgical guides, models, medications and even transportation from the airport, and to your hotel and appointments in Cancun. We offer you state-of-the-art facility with specific technologies to do these treatments accurately in short time frames.

Post Op Indications

Avoid brushing the affected area
Cold compress application
Soft food diet
No smoking, no alcohol
Don’t make physical effort
Keeping your head slightly raised
Take the medication
Avoid brushing the affected area

During the first days, avoid brushing the affected area and include – after consulting with your dentist – an antiseptic mouthwash in your hygiene routines.

Cold compress application

During the hours following the intervention, apply cold intermittently to the affected area to relieve inflammation.

Soft food diet

Follow a soft, cold-food diet for 24 hours after surgery, without chewing on the affected tooth and adjacent teeth.

No smoking, no alcohol

Avoid, as far as possible, smoking in the hours following the intervention. Also, you must remember that alcohol intake makes it difficult for the wound to heal.

Don’t make physical effort

Do not do sports or activities that involve physical effort, and try to rest in the hours following the operation.

Keeping your head slightly raised

Remember the importance of keeping your head slightly raised, for example, using pillows when resting.

Take the medication

Take the medication indicated by the specialist to ensure proper healing.

When is a tooth extraction necessary and inevitable?

The success rate for apicoectomy is very high. However, in very specific cases, apicoectomy does not represent a real solution to the problem or is contraindicated. The decision will be made by the periodontist based on the patient’s medical history and the diagnostic consultation. If the patient has any of the following conditions, the apicoectomy will not be possible and the tooth will have to be extracted:

  • If the tooth already has false canals or a fracture.
  • In acute infectious processes that present abundant bleeding.
  • If the supporting bone has been affected.
  • In case of extensive damage to the tooth root.
  • If the area in which the infection has occurred is located close to the maxillary sinus.
  • A very advanced periodontal disease (pyorrhea).
  • In the event that the person has clotting problems that can lead to uncontrolled bleeding.
  • If the tooth has longitudinal fractures.
Tooth Extraction

Apicoectomy Mexico Treatment Alternatives

Extraction

If the tooth has been severely decayed to the gum line or if there tooth is found to be brittle upon physical evaluation we may have to extract the tooth to prevent from further infection.

Short Implants

We use the Bicon System of Short Implants in order to take advantage of minimal bone levels and avoid vital structures such as the sinus or mental foramen, which usually require multiple visits.

Zygomatic Implants

Zygomatic Implants are Implants that are much longer in length than conventional Implants (40 mm – 50 mm), and are placed in the dense Zygoma bone or otherwise known as the cheekbone.

Mini Implants

Mini Dental Implants in Mexico are a great option for patients that are not candidates for normal Implants. It is also a great option for the Snap on Dentures Treatment we offer.

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