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Root apex resection is a progressive method of treatment, which consists in removing the affected part of the root with the subsequent restoration of the function and appearance of the tooth. As we have written more than once, our main task is to preserve the tooth, and this method is fully consistent with the concept of the clinic and dentistry in general. Tooth resection in Dnipro is a service that is performed at Amel Dental Clinic, and inflammatory processes such as a cyst, periodontitis can serve as an indication for its implementation.
Resection is a surgical operation during which the infected part of the tooth root is cut off (from Latin reseco – truncate). Such an intervention is carried out under local anesthesia, therefore it is completely painless for the patient. During the resection, the doctor carries out repeated endotreatment of the canal with the replacement of the old restoration. A big plus of resection is the possibility of performing an operation even on a tooth that is under the crown – the surgeon gains access to the root through the bone tissue.
The main purpose of the resection is to remove the inflamed part of the root in order to keep it healthy and prevent further infection. Most often, resection of the anterior tooth or double-rooted teeth of the upper and lower jaw is performed.
One of the indications for resection is an inflammatory focus, which is formed as a result of poor-quality canal filling. When treating pulpitis or preparing teeth for prosthetics, the canals are filled along the entire length. In places where the filling was not carried out thoroughly enough, infectious foci appear, the result of which is periodontitis, inflammation of the root apex, and the formation of granulomas.
Therapeutic treatment of a cyst is effective with a certain size of the formation – the larger the size of the inflammation, the more difficult it is to treat. Medicines are put in several times, which often leads to an exacerbation of the process. If the size of the inflammatory focus under the influence of drug endotherapy for 1 year remains unchanged (the size of the cyst does not decrease), in this case they resort to surgery (resection).
The main indication for resection is the absence of positive dynamics after 1 year of therapeutic endodontic treatment of the inflammation focus at the root apex.
Resection is not performed in the following cases:
The main stages of the procedure:
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia. The doctor makes a gum incision through which the damaged root is cut off. The specialist gains access to the dental canal, the filling of which avoids re-infection. Retrograde filling of the root canal is performed from the side of the tooth root, which accelerates tissue regeneration. The incision is sutured.
After root resection for 3 months, excessive stress on the tooth should be avoided with food. An X-ray examination is necessary every 3 months in order to monitor recovery and prevent re-inflammation.
The only drawback in this procedure is the violation of the anatomical integrity of the tooth root, which somewhat reduces its functional characteristics. The effectiveness of treatment depends on strict adherence to the doctor’s recommendations and regular diagnostics. A competent rehabilitation plan will ensure a long service life of the tooth and no discomfort.
Recommendations that will be a good prevention of complications and speed up regeneration after the procedure:
Treatment of dental diseases in the early stages is performed quickly and with greater efficiency, therefore we recommend that you undergo regular check-ups and diagnostics by a dentist. Absolutely all manipulations at Amel Dental Clinic are performed without pain, so our clients visit the dental office with a smile – a healthy smile!
Painless root amputation, hemisection (removal of one of the roots of a multi-rooted tooth), complex root resection at the third molar (wisdom tooth) – in our clinic, all types of operations are performed using the least traumatic methods to avoid various complications.
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