4 Reasons for a Root Amputation

When you have tooth pain, you want to have it examined quickly. If you ignore issues with your oral health, more serious problems can develop. In some cases, you might need a dental root amputation, which can save your tooth.

The procedure involves surgically removing a diseased root of your tooth and preventing additional bone loss where you might have bone infection or a fractured tooth.

At Comfort Dental Spa in Farmington Hills, Michigan, our team of providers has the expertise to perform your dental root amputation. If you’re in pain or have other symptoms, schedule an appointment with us right away.

Symptoms include:

If your pain persists and you don’t have it treated, you could jeopardize the health and stability of your tooth and your surrounding teeth, as well.

Reasons for root amputation

Even though your tooth shows strong bone support and has a healthy tooth surface, its root may need to be amputated because of:

If you have healthy gums, you may still need a root amputation. We can give you a full exam to determine the necessity of this procedure.

What to expect during a root amputation

Before your procedure begins, we give you a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable. A root amputation requires that we go deep into your tooth and down into the blood vessels and nerves. In order to do that, we first need to perform a root canal to remove the pulp of your tooth.

To begin the root amputation, we make a small incision in your gum so we can see the roots of your damaged tooth. We then section off the damaged root from the others and remove it.

We finish the procedure by cleaning the entire area with saline solution and stitching your incision together. The last step includes protecting your tooth with a temporary crown or filling.

Once your mouth is fully healed after about 7-10 days, you return to our practice to have the stitches removed and a permanent crown placed or a filling put in.

After fully healing, the root amputation leaves your mouth pain-free and your teeth fully functioning again.

To learn more about root amputation, contact us by calling or booking your appointment online. You can also send us a message if you have any questions or concerns.

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