How can the risk of complications from hemisection be reduced?

To reduce the risk of complications from hemisection surgery, start by talking with your dentist about whether this is the best treatment for your tooth. Hemisection dental surgery is a good option for treating a tooth that is in danger of being lost to periodontal disease, but it is not without risks. After hemisection, the tooth is not as strong as it was, and if there isn’t sufficient bone support left to support the roots, some or all of the tooth may have to be extracted. The dentist will ideally treat your tooth with a root canal prior to doing hemisection surgery to increase the likelihood of success.

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