What is root amputation?

Root amputation is a specialized dental procedure that removes one root from a multi-root tooth.

The tooth is then stabilized and fully functional with a crown or filling.

The multi-root teeth best suited to the root amputation procedure are the molars at the back of the mouth.

These large flat teeth have two or three roots depending on whether they are on the upper or lower jaw.

When might I need root amputation?

A dentist might refer a patient to an endodontist for root amputation when faced with various issues, which may include:

Bacteria that is embedded into the root structure

Teeth or tooth roots are fractured or broken

Decay has occurred in a specific area of the tooth

Periodontitis has caused severe bone loss around the tooth

Is root amputation painful?

Our endodontic team will provide safe and effective treatment of a wide range of concerns and will often perform these services with proper sedation and anesthetics for patient comfort.

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