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What are the benefits of hemisection dental surgery?

Dante A. Gonzales, DMD
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Hemisection dental surgery offers several benefits. For one thing, the decayed bone between the tooth roots gets removed; for another, most of the tooth is preserved. Hemisection dental surgery is performed to clean out decayed bone resulting from periodontal (gum) disease. The bone between a tooth’s roots is difficult to reach, so during surgery the roots are exposed, and the tooth is cut in half to gain access to the site. If the decayed bone is not removed, the damage can spread and cause more problems.
Hemisection dental surgery offers several benefits. For one thing, the decayed bone between the tooth roots gets removed; for another, most of the tooth is preserved. Hemisection dental surgery is performed to clean out decayed bone resulting from periodontal (gum) disease. The bone between a tooth’s roots is difficult to reach, so during surgery the roots are exposed, and the tooth is cut in half to gain access to the site. If the decayed bone is not removed, the damage can spread and cause more problems.

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