How will I know if having dental root amputation was successful?

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You will know your dental root amputation is successful if your tooth functions normally after recovery. The procedure, which has several stages, involves removing one of a tooth's roots and stabilizing the tooth with a crown and possibly a bone graft. After recovery, if there is no infection, pain, or swelling, and if the tooth is stable, the procedure was likely successful. If you have any concerns about the tooth, though, call your dentist.

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