Periapical Surgery

Lakeshore Dental Specialists

Sometimes, root canal therapy does not work. The culprit is usually an infection in a small root canal branch. Periapical surgery involves extracting a periapical lesion and restores the health of a tooth through tissue regeneration of the periapex.

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It is normal to feel discomfort in your mouth after a serious procedure like periapical surgery. If you have mild to moderate pain, you can get over-the-counter medication.

Recovery from periapical surgery

If you experience strong pain, we can prescribe pain medication. Bleeding in your mouth is fairly common for a couple of days. You can use a gauze pad directly on the area for 10 to 30 minutes at a time. There may also be swelling in the surgical area for a few days. Use an ice pack for 15 minutes a few times a day to minimize the swelling. Here are some recommendations on what to do, or not do, during your healing process:

Do not:

  • Use a straw
  • Swish, gulp or spit
  • Blow on objects
  • Brush your teeth for a few days
  • No smoking
  • No chewing hard food
  • Participate in demanding exercises
  • Eat-in the surgical area for the first week
  • Pull your lip


  • Rest, especially the first 48 hours
  • Keep your head elevated for a few days
  • Use an ice pack on the outside of your cheeks
  • Use a liquid diet, including smoothies or broth
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water
  • Rinse with an antibacterial product

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