During the dental crown lengthening procedure, excess gum and bone tissue is reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth.
Is a simple oral surgical procedure that eliminates the presence of a frenum in the mouth.
The presence of the labial frenum creates a large gap between the two upper front teeth and can also cause recession of the gums by drawing the gums off the jaw bone.
In some cases, where, the presence of labial frenum can cause pain to the upper lip and gums in younger children, labial frenectomy is performed.
Note : Ortho Treatment Can Close The Space Between Two Front Teeth but if Frenum Attchment is high and not treated with laser frenectomy then again space between two teeth will appear.
1) What is an Apicectomy?
An apicectomy is a minor surgical procedure to remove the top of the root of a dead tooth and then seal the end with a filling.
2) Why would I need an Apicectomy?
When a tooth is badly decayed, has a large filling or receives a blow, for example, in an accident, the soft tissues within it (the pulp) may die. This dead tissue must be removed to prevent infection and this is undertaken by a procedure called root canal treatment. For further information on Root Canal Treatment, ask for a copy of our Tell Me About Root Canal Treatment leaflet. Sometimes, this treatment is unsuccessful or not possible and the infection persists at the tip of the root. This may sometimes cause pain and may also result in discharge of pus from the gum above the tooth which is sometimes called a gumboil. An apicectomy is the operation designed to remove this infected part of the root tip. The apicectomy gives an alternative to having the tooth extracted.
3) I'm not in pain so why does anything need to be done?
Even though you may not be experiencing any pain, it is important to follow up with your treatment to prevent the infection spreading. If infection is left untreated it can make you feel poorly.