What is a Root Amputation?

The roots of a multi-rooted tooth are like the roots of a tree. When a root becomes unhealthy and the roots are far enough apart, it is possible to remove the one unhealthy root in order to save the roots that are still healthy. This approach describes the procedure known as a root amputation.

Noraian accomplishes this procedure with an appropriate amount of local anesthetics, with or without sedation. First, he makes an incision around the neck of the tooth and reflects the soft tissue to visualize the offending root. Next, Noraian removes the root and reshapes the bone to restore a gentle flowing architecture. He may place a bone graft with a resorbable barrier to contain it, and he may place a filling in the opening to the root canal and replace and suture the soft tissue. This procedure is similar to extraction with ridge repair.

Depending on how much tooth structure remains, Noraian may need to fit a new crown to the shape of the roots that your restorative dentist left. Noraian typically prescribes post-operative pain medication and antibiotics.

Noraian will review your options with you so that you know which treatment method is best for you.

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