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The paper describes endodontic surgery, or apicoectomy, a procedure that is commonly used after a root canal procedure has failed or in situations where the benefits of undergoing an apicoectomy outweighs a root canal. The paper outlines the criteria involved in the decision to advise a patient to undergo an apicoectomy and relates the factors that are considered before a patient is actually allowed to have an apicoectomy. The paper then explains the prognosis of the procedure that is based on several factors.
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Cite this Descriptive Essay:
Apicoectomy (2009, July 02) Retrieved July 12, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/descriptive-essay/apicoectomy-115006/
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