When a tooth’s inner pulp and nerve become infected, you will most likely receive a root canal to remove the damage and restore your health. If, however, the infection persists after your root canal, you may require an apicoectomy. In this procedure, our oral surgeon, Dr. The Phan, will surgically remove its tip and any infected tissue and seal your root to prevent any infection from getting back in. When you visit AZ Dental for your apicoectomy in Sunnyvale, California, we will ensure that your treatment is comfortable and successful. If you experience pain from a tooth that has a root canal, call us at 408-738-1000 and schedule an appointment to see if you require an apicoectomy.