What could happen if I choose not to have dental root amputation?

If you choose not to get dental root amputation you could lose your tooth. That's because a dental root amputation is a procedure where the dentist recommends taking out a damaged root while leaving the top part of the tooth intact. If you choose not to get this treatment, you may need to have the tooth extracted so that the infected root does not lead to infection.




If you choose not to have a dental root amputation, you could lose your tooth. A dental root amputation, also known as a dental root resection, preserves the healthy part of a tooth (the crown and one or more of the roots) while removing the damaged root or roots. This allows the original tooth to remain in place. If the damaged root is not removed, it could cause an infection or could fracture, resulting in the loss of the entire tooth.

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