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What does dental root amputation treat?

Dental root amputation treats a tooth with multiple roots in which at least one of the roots is damaged. The amputation involves removing the diseased or damaged root while preserving the rest of the natural tooth. It’s a way to keep the original tooth in place so you don’t need an implant or dental bridge.

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