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What are the treatments available for chronic apical periodontitis?

Asked anonymously on 25th April, 2022 at 3:21 pm


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Dr. Gayathri Murugan

12 years of experience


Last edited on 27th Apr 2022 at 3:47 pm

Chronic apical periodontitis is a condition in which the apical portion of a tooth's root is chronically inflamed. The term chronic means the problem must have been present for a long period of time 
Treatment options are root canal treatment either in a single visit or in two visits.
If the infection persist we can go in for apicoectomy

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Dr. Suhrab Singh

11 years of experience


Last edited on 25th Apr 2022 at 3:27 pm

Root canal treatment and apicoectomy in some cases if lesion is big in size and cannot be resolved via non surgical method such as root canal treatment. Following root canal treatment usually finished in 2 visits in such cases, crown is placed after 4 to 5 days post completion of the second visit. 
Antiniotics may or may not be given depending upon your symptoms and assessment by the treating doctor

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Dr. Raktim Phukan

6 years of experience


Last edited on 25th Apr 2022 at 3:26 pm

Root canal treatment of the concerned teeth or apicectomy, followed by bone grafting and flap surgery if turns out to be severe .

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Dr. Khushboo Mishra

6 years of experience


Answered on 25th Apr 2022 at 3:24 pm

Root canal treatment and Apicectomy if the infection persist after root canal treatment.


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