How is hemisection dental surgery performed?

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To perform hemisection dental surgery, the dental surgeon will make a hole in your gums to expose the tooth roots. The surgeon will then cut the tooth between the roots, removing the damaged or decayed bone parts in between, as well as any damaged or decayed tooth. The area will be rinsed, cleaned and stitched closed. The crown of the tooth may then get a temporary restoration, which will be replaced at a later date. 

Before undergoing hemisection dental surgery, you may need a root canal to clean the pulp, blood and nerves out of the tooth root.

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