Root amputation doesn’t sound nice, but it can save your tooth. A Root Amputation is a positive alternative to a tooth extraction. It can be accomplished if the original tooth is in sufficiently good shape to last in your mouth.
A Root Amputation is skillfully completed on a tooth which has grown a root mass of two or more roots. This typically occurs in the upper and lower molars. The objective is to stabilize the tooth as an alternate to having the tooth extracted. Once stabilized, the tooth can be used as a foundation for holding a crown or a filling. If a crown is used, a peg will be inserted to hold the crown.
There are several complications that can occur in your mouth which would make root amputation a good alternative. Some of those problems are:
Before a root amputation can be performed, a root canal treatment is necessary. Both the root amputation and the root canal are executed using local anesthetic. During a root amputation, the pulp, vessels and nerves, of the tooth must be removed. Once the pulp is removed, the roots are re-sectioned. Upon completion, the area is cleaned and sutured.
Dr. William S. Neale, a certified Periodontist in Wichita Falls, Texas, would like to explain the benefits of a Root Amputation. Make an appointment with him so he can investigate whether or not you are a candidate for root amputation. He offers an introductory discount of $125.00 off your first visit.
Dr. Neale and his staff are passionate about taking care of your dental needs. They inform you about the way your oral health affects the rest of your body. Give Dr. Neale a call today at (940) 322-0758 to make an appointment.