When should I call the doctor after dental root amputation?

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You should call the doctor after dental root amputation if you notice unusual swelling, bleeding, or pain. Look out for an infection or other complications of the procedure, which is also known as dental root resection. The dentist probably will send home an instruction sheet with information on recovery, and that may help you understand what is normal following a dental root amputation. If you are unsure, call the dentist.

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