When there is an inflammatory process at the end of your root tip and it can not be solved by a root canal procedure or by a second root canal treatment, the surgical removal of your root tip will be necessary. An X-ray is absolutely necessary before the apicoectomy and it will be required by your dentist.
By using a special drill the dentist will remove the last few milimeters of a root tip (approximately one third of your root) as well as the infected tissue surrounding the tooth. That means that the pathological formations such as periapical necrotic, granulomatous, inflammatory or cystic lesions are completly removed, thus leaving only the healthy tissue. In order to seal the tooth from each side and to prevent the pathological process from happening again before the procedure it is necessary to do the root canal treatment.
The process itself, although it may sound complicated and painful, is extremely simple and is performed under the local anesthesia and therefore is completely painless.
Please, follow the instructions after the dental implants procedure (you can download them here).
If there are indications for this type of intervention and no contraindications, it is advisable to do the procedure as soon as possible, especially if the inflammatory process has been present for a long time. The process can have negative effect on: heart, kidneys, joints and other internal organs. It is the result of bacteria, some of which can be extremely dangerous.
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About doctor Masnić
After graduating from School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb, doctor Luka Masnić had a chance to work in one of the best dental polyclinics in Zagreb. After making a name in the fields of dental prosthetics and oral surgery, he started his own private practice.
Always wanting to achieve more, doctor Luka Masnić started postgraduate study specializing in the field of Oral surgery.
This type of education includes lifelong learning so that the doctor of dental medicine can keep on improving his knowledge and skills in accordance with the new discoveries and standards.
Even after graduating from the faculty, he keeps atending congresses of local and international importance.
2008. – PARODONTOLOGIJA I HIGIJENA, CURAPROX
2009. – QUINTENSENSSE SCIENCE, ESTETSKA STOMATOLOGIJA LJUSKICE I KRUNICE
2010. – “ANKYLOS C/X PROSTHETICS”
– The Tissue Care Concept
– Prosthetic Planning and Procedures with ANKYLOS C/X
– Surgical Aspects of ANKYLOS C/X
– Hands-On Training ANKYLOS C/X Prosthetics (Beč, Austrija)
2011. – “KERAMIČKI RADOVI – TERAPIJSKI KONCEPT OD A DO Ž“
Prof.dr. Alexander Gutowsky (Opatija, Hrvatska) S praktičarima otvoreno o praksi
2012. – “AMANNGIRRBACH – MODEL MANAGEMENT I TRAINING” (ZAGREB, HRVATSKA)
29. i 30.11.2013 Straumann kombnirani implantološki tečaj