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Root amputation

Root amputation - Newmarket dentists by Woo Dental

To manage root fractures in molars, a Newmarket dentist performs root amputations. As a result of this procedure, teeth and bones are saved. Not all teeth are qualified for root amputation. For root amputation, teeth should have a firm tooth surface, strong bone, and healthy gums.

When you experience the following, your dentist may recommend root amputation:

  • A broken or injured tooth
  • Bones loss due to gum disease
  • Tooth decay
  • Bacterial infection in the tooth

Before your dentist in Newmarket performs root amputation, they will conduct a root canal treatment. Your dentist will sever the nerves and the blood vessels located deep inside the tooth during the amputation. Once the root separates from the rest of the tooth, the dentist removes it. He stitches back the tissue to seal the wound after cleaning the area with a saline solution.  The last step is to put a temporary crown to hold the tooth in place. After 7-10 days, your dentist removes the stitches and places the permanent crown. 

A root amputation can be an effective way to avoid extraction and keep as much of your healthy tooth as possible. Don’t wait until the problem gets worse. Call today for an appointment with the Newmarket dentist and get the help you need right away!

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