How will I know if having hemisection dental surgery was successful?

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It may take a while to know whether your hemisection surgery has been successful. You will need to return to the dentist in seven to ten days to have the stitches removed. At this time, he or she will make sure your gums are healing properly. In another few months, you will be healed enough for the dentist to place a permanent crown on the tooth. After hemisection dental surgery, the tooth will not be as strong as it was before. It may be more susceptible to cracks or fractures. If this happens, the tooth may need to be removed and replaced with an implant.

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