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Using the most up-to-date techniques and technologies, we offer our patients a wide range of dental treatments,
from routine check ups to complete restoration and cosmetic treatments to ensure you have "Confidence In Your Smile".

APICECTOMYIS A MINOR SURGICAL PROCEDURE WHERE THE APICAL PART OF A TOOTH ROOT IS REMOVEDAND CURETTAGE OF THE TISSUES AROUND THE APEX OF THE ROOT IS CARRIED OUT INORDER TO REMOVE ANY INFECTED TISSUE THAT LIES AROUND THE APEX OF THE ROOT OFTHE TOOTH

Apicoectomy stages diagram

Normally when a tooth becomes infected, Root Canal Treatment is recommended in order to remove the infected tissue within the root of the tooth. Our treatment has a high success rate of around 70-90% on average. Once the treatment is carried out, the source of the infection is removed and in time the infection that lies outside the root usually resolves.

Occasionally root canal treatment fails or is not sufficient by itself alone to resolve a large area of cyst or infection around the root of the tooth. In such a situation either the treatment can be redone or the tooth removed or an apicectomy is carried out.

This is not an alternative to first root canal treating an infected tooth and is indicated on occasions where redoing the root canal is not possible such as where a long post or a fractured instrument exists within the root canal of the tooth. Removing such a long post risks fracturing the root and removing the fractured instrument is not always possible through traditional treatment. In these situations the dentist and the patient may decide that apicectomy will be a better last resort alternative to removing the tooth altogether.

Where redoing root canal treatment is not possible, the alternative to Apicectomy would be removing the tooth and replacing the lost tooth with a Denture, Dental Bridge or a Dental Implant.

The Apicoectomy procedure will take around 30-90 minutes to complete depending on complexity

  • The dentists were excellent they made me feel very relaxed. The treatment was completely pain free, I would recommend this dental surgery to anyone.

    Daniel Midtt Dr Bilal's patient
  • After avoiding the dentist for quite some time, I came to Falkirk Dental Care and cannot thank them enough. Dr. Mohammed made me feel at ease the whole time, explaining all he was doing. I would definitely recommend Falkirk Dental Care

    Amy Sutherland Falkirk
  • Absolutely excellent service, really pleased with the results, 1st class service.

    Andrew Forsyth Dr Bilal's patient
  • Both my dentist and dental nurse are fantastic with me. I am a very nervous patient & they always make me feel at ease & look after me well.

    Deborah Smith Dr Bilal's patient
  • The dentist was very curteous and caring. Thanks for the work you did on my teeth, staff are all well mannered and easy to approach. So thanks again!

    Elizabeth Bourke Dr Bilal's patient
  • A wonderful dentist, kind, caring and gentle. Explains everything and always wants the best for the patient. Highly recommended.

    Alison Grainger Dr Bilal's patient
  • Dr Bilal understood all my anxieties, throughtout the process of tooth removal he ensured I was informed what he was doing and why.

    His assistant (Beverly) too was amazing, holding my hand and talking to me, even finding music I liked to act as a distraction.

    Ailsa Gosman Dr Bilal's patient