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How do I know if I need dental root amputation?

Your dentist or dental surgeon will be able to tell you if you need a dental root amputation, also known as a dental root resection. You may or may not have noticeable symptoms of a decayed tooth root. The dental root amputation is done when one of a tooth’s roots is damaged, but the other roots and the rest of the tooth are fine. Some dentists prefer to extract (remove) the entire tooth and put in a permanent dental implant instead. Your dental surgeon can talk to you about the pros and cons of dental root amputation, as well as other options.

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