To Pull or Not to Pull: Apical Surgery vs. Implant Replacement
For a limited time, U.S. dentists can view and receive credits for this CE course at no charge due to sponsorship by i-Cat.
This course describes the indications and contraindications for performing or referring a patient for apical surgery. With correct history, radiographic and clinical evaluation, the decision to perform an apicoectomy will be weighed against further evaluation, a retreatment option or extraction. Then a decision is made as to whether an implant or fixed bridge (fixed partial prosthesis), a removable prosthesis (fixed or transitional temporary prosthesis), or doing nothing would be the final offered treatment plan.