Tooth Root Cutting

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Overview of Tooth Root Cutting




1-2 Weeks

Work Leave

1-2 Weeks

Complete Recovery

Multiple Days

Success Rate


Number of Stages

3 Stages

Materials Used

Teeth Shells

What Is Tooth Root Cutting?

Tooth root cutting is another name for “apicoectomy”, which is a simple yet essential surgical procedure for both children and adults. Its primary purpose is to restore teeth that are at risk of potentially severe complications.

Typically, dentists recommend tooth root cutting when a conventional root canal treatment has previously been executed on a tooth but failed to preserve the tooth's integrity.

The procedure is also known as” apical surgery”, “root-end surgery”, or “root-end resection” because it focuses on the terminus or apex of the root.

In short, the procedure involves the extraction of the root tip of a tooth along with the encompassing tissue.

Unlike root canal treatment, an apicoectomy exclusively addresses the root's tip and is performed subsequent to a root canal procedure with the intention of correcting any lingering issues with the root or the surrounding oral tissues.

Why Choose Tooth Root Cutting in Turkey?

Turkey is a prime choice for dental treatment in general and tooth root cutting procedures in particular. We can list the advantages of the choice as follows:

Cheap Tooth Root Cutting

The affordability of tooth root cutting (coupled with favorable exchange rates due to the falling value of the Turkish Lira) makes Turkey an attractive choice for those seeking affordable yet superior dental treatments.

Although the procedure is inexpensive in most countries, Turkish dental clinics, such as International Clinics, are offering exceptional value for money as they provide high-quality care at a lower cost compared to many other places.

Always-On-Call Dental Clinics

Turkish clinics provide a sophisticated, safer environment for tooth root cutting or apicoectomy because they’re equipped with the modern equipment needed to carry out the procedure with high precision. Besides, they always try to remain in contact with their patients even after the end of the procedure.

Experts in Apicoectomy

Performing tooth root cutting procedures safely requires expertise in tooth anatomy and physiology. Luckily, there are many Turkish experts and skilled specialists who can deliver unparalleled precision and efficiency when performing this procedure. You can find many of them working in International Clinics in Istanbul.

Wide-Ranging Dental Services

In addition to tooth root cutting, Turkish clinics offer a range of additional dental treatments to meet the demands and desires of international patients who like to address other aesthetic and functional issues in their teeth. This also encompasses cosmetic dentistry and restorative procedures.

Convenient Travel Arrangement

Travel arrangement isn’t an issue in Turkey because Turkish dental clinics often provide international patients with help and guidance to make their experience hassle-free. Additionally, they commonly provide them with special packages that cover hospitality, transportation, and other things.

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Benefits of Tooth Root Cutting

Apicoectomy is gaining popularity due to its remarkable ability to correct patients' teeth that are otherwise deemed incurable through conventional endodontic therapy. The benefits of the procedure include:

The Procedure of Tooth Root Cutting

An apicoectomy typically requires between 30 to 90 minutes, but this may vary depending on the location of the tooth and the complexity of its structure. The procedure itself unfolds through the following steps:

1. Accessing the root

Your dentist or endodontist will make an incision in your gum and will maneuver the gum tissue to reach the root.

2. Root removal

Dentists often remove a few millimeters of the root along with the elimination of any infected tissue in the vicinity of the root.

3. Root canal treatment

Following the removal of the root tip, dentists must clean and seal the root canal within the tooth. This crucial step involves the application of a small filling to effectively seal the canal.

Risks of Tooth Root Cutting

While an apicoectomy holds promising outcomes, it may not always achieve the desired level of success. This is especially true if the existing root filling is of poor quality or if the tooth root itself is split or damaged.

Your dentist must acknowledge and inform you of the potential risks and complications that may arise during or after tooth root cutting:

Cost of Tooth Root Cutting in Turkey

In Turkey, apicoectomy or tooth root cutting costs between 150-300 US dollars. In some instances, the cost may go lower, especially when the procedure is combined with other treatments.

In any case, the cost of the procedure in other countries is far higher than in Turkey. In the United States, for example, the procedure can cost up to 1000 US dollars.

How Can International Clinics Help You?

International Clinics helps international patients access affordable, high-quality medical and aesthetic procedures in Turkey. Our team of consultants is here to answer your questions and provide guidance throughout your treatment journey.

Our partner hospitals and clinics have successfully performed thousands of procedures for patients from Europe, Asia, North America, and the Middle East.

Use the contact forms on our website to request a free consultation with our team. We’re ready to help you get the care you need.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Root cutting is also known as apicoectomy and is a very common procedure to remove inflamed gum and tooth roots.

Apicoectomy isn’t painful because your dentist will numb the area surrounding the tooth. However, you may feel minor discomfort or swelling after the procedure.

Recovery from Apicoectomy takes about 1 month. However, some patients may need more time to heal completely, depending on their original health status.

Root tips (leftovers) should be removed before placing dental implants.

You can eat soft foods after apicoectomy but try to avoid chewing on the side of the surgery.

Apicoectomy isn’t a scary procedure. In fact, it’s one of the common procedures performed by dentists.


Procedure Results

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Name: Shaima

Age: 25

Nationality: UAE

Date: 22-01-2022

Additional procedures: None


Seamless Treatment Journey

In addition to the medical services that we provide at the International Clinics, we also provide a range of supportive services to ensure patient comfort and safety, including:

Reception &

We provide airport pickup and drop-off, transport between hotels, hospital, and other sites


A medical advisor will ensure an appropriate and comfortable treatment plan that meets all your needs

24/7 Support

We provide access to dental consultants who can answer questions, address concerns, and coordinate care


Accommodation will not be a problem at all, because our team will help you in booking the most suitable place during your stay in Turkey

High Quality

The quality team communicates with patients after procedures to ensure that they received the care they deserve

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