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Old 10-16-2008, 01:07 PM   #1
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When is it necessary to have an apicoectomy?

My daughter is sceduled to have an apicoectomy tomorrow on her #9 tooth. Is it really necessary to have her go through with this, or should we just put it off. She has had two root canals on that tooth and now she has to have this done. What do you recommend? Confused

 
Old 10-16-2008, 08:50 PM   #2
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Re: When is it necessary to have an apicoectomy?

If it were me I would pull it and put an implant in. If she had 2 root canals done and the infection is back I don't have much faith that an apicoectomy will solve the problem either. Lets say that you have this done and it doesen't work, you would of lost the money you put into having this done instead of towards the implant. I also had a root canal on a tooth and 2 apicoectomys done on it. Now it's infected again and I'm going to lose it. All that time , pain, and money wasted I could of had 2 implants done. All lost!!! I also had another tooth that had 2 root canals done and the infection came back. So this time I said PULL IT. I was not going to invest any more money on a losing battle. Good luck with what ever you decide. Misty

 
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Old 10-18-2008, 09:28 AM   #3
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Re: When is it necessary to have an apicoectomy?

well,it miight be best to have it done as last resort ,then if it doesnt work then go down other roots
but all infection must be clear, before having a bridge or implant. no bridge or implant should be put in with a an infection still present as trust me ive been there and it causes more probelms in long run and is painful

 
Old 10-18-2008, 04:45 PM   #4
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Re: When is it necessary to have an apicoectomy?

Pull it and have an Implant.

 
Old 10-19-2008, 02:14 AM   #5
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Re: When is it necessary to have an apicoectomy?

everyone so far is quick to say pull the tooth and have a implant !!

no good having implant done unless the infection is clear !! otherwise they will have further problems and the implant will be a waste of money as it wont work

implants are not cheap ,and yes they are a good idea if there is no other answer rather than wear dentures,but you must have good gums and clear of infections
otherwise your just wasting your money and you be no better off than when you first started

 
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