Root Amputation

Root Amputation is a surgical dental procedure to remove the infected root of the tooth from the other roots of the tooth. This is done usually when the roots are damaged and could not to be treated. In fact, it also helps to prevent the infection from spreading to other teeth. The major advantage of Root amputation is that, you can get rid of your dental problems without extracting your tooth. Root amputations are generally less expensive and much effective when compared to the other dental treatments like dental implants and replacements.

When Do Patients Require Root Amputation?

Root Amputation is generally advised for the people who are suffering from

  • Damaged Tooth Root
  • Patient with High Bacteria in the root of the tooth
  • Broken or Injured Teeth
  • When tooth decay is affected intensely

Procedures of Root Amputation:

Before getting into the actual procedure the patient may have to undergo a root canal treatment. There are also situations when you will have to undergo root canal after root amputation. The root amputation involves cutting of the roots of the tooth where the blood vessels and nerves are positioned. During this time the pulp of the tooth is removed. The root amputation procedure is carried out with the help of local anesthesia.
The root amputation procedure is done creating a small cut in the gum which will clearly expose the roots of the infected tooth. Then the infected root is separated from the tooth and removed. Once the procedure is completed the area is cleansed and the incision area will be sutured. After this, the crown is place to protect your teeth.
The dentists will prescribe antibiotics and painkillers for a fast relief from pain. You should follow the instructions that are given by the dentist for the best result.