How does hemisection dental surgery differ from other dental surgeries?

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A hemisection can involve cutting a multi-rooted tooth in half and producing two premolar teeth. Each remaining portion can be restored and function as an independent premolar. It can also involve cutting the crown in half and removing one half of the crown and one root, leaving one premolar-sized tooth. Depending on the surgeon performing the procedure, the gums may or may not need to be reflected and stitches may or may not be placed. 

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