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Endodontic Practice Today

Year 2007
Volume 1 , Issue 2

Pages: 91 - 99

Contemporary perspectives on root-end management during periapical surgery

Roy, Rajneesh / Chandler, Nicholas Paul

This paper reviews periapical surgery with a special focus on the root-end cavity, which remains a key feature of the apicectomy procedure. Contemporary techniques mainly use ultrasonic instruments to prepare these cavities, which are filled with recently introduced materials. A review of the literature was undertaken using the PubMed database with the following terms: endodontic surgery, apicectomy, root-end cavity, and retrograde cavity. A manual search using references from this source followed. Contemporary endodontic textbooks were also reviewed, and a historic perspective was gained from a number of older books and references.

Keywords: apicectomy, endodontics, periapical surgery, root-end cavity

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