Surgical and non-surgical treatment of tooth #10

Some teeth require both non-surgical and surgical treatment to resolve an infection, especially if the lesion is cystic. In such cases, if root canal therapy doesn’t reduce the size of the lesion over time, or alleviate symptoms, apicoectomy and placement of a bioceramic retrofilling will lead to healing the vast majority of the time. Post-operative biopsy confirmed the presence of a periapical cyst in this case. A one-year recall image is provided to reveal the healing that occurred.