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How does my dentist determine if I need a hemisection?

To determine whether you need hemisection dental surgery, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums, and he may also take X-rays. Hemisection dental surgery is needed when the bone between a tooth’s roots is damaged or decayed from periodontal (gum) disease.

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