Yarm, Stockton-on-Tees, North Yorkshire.

Your dentist tells you that you need an apicectomy

It is likely that your tooth has already had root canal treatment but there is still some residual inflammation or infection near the root tip that reaches into your jawbone.

Sometimes known as root tip surgery, it is performed to save at-risk teeth and prevent potentially serious complications.

What is the procedure? 

An apicectomy involves removing a tooth’s root tip and surrounding infected tissue.

The cross section image shows an abscess and inflamed gum tissue and the end of the root.

Once treated the root tip is sealed with a filling.


Apicectomy’s are performed under a local anesthetic so you will not feel anything during the procedure. Like any treatment, you may experience some mild discomfort afterwards, but this can be managed with over-the-counter pain relief and will subside within a week or two.

Why choose us?

Root canal care holds a special interest to us. We have the knowledge, equipment and experience required to perform root canal treatments, re-treatments and apicoectomy’s that some dentists are reluctant to provide. We have been accepting referrals since 2013.