Resection of the tooth root

tooth root resection - one form of surgical intervention in the dental practice.The aim of the operation - the removal of the inflammatory process through the gum, thus preserving the integrity of the dental arch and the tooth itself.However, this operation is considered to be one of the most difficult.

Unlike remove patient tooth, tooth root resection is only cut off the affected area.It healed tooth, kept chewing function, preferably any prosthesis.Therefore irrational to remove the tooth only by the presence of cysts on the top of the root.

In some cases a resection of tooth root

Technically resection of the top of the root of the tooth is carried out in stages.At first incision on the gums, then it is removed through a granuloma or cystic formation.At the same time it cuts off the infected area and then the dentist will have access to the channel and be able to qualitatively sealed.In order to place the fabric on the remote cysts soon recovered, it introduced a special drug that promotes rapid t

issue regeneration.

resection is shown in a number of cases:

  1. Removing the apex of the root filling material.
  2. aggravation of periodontitis.Unsuccessfully
  3. treatment conducted in order to eliminate infection in the apex area leads to the fact that the tooth root resection becomes necessary.
  4. ingress of foreign bodies.
  5. inability to obtain access to root for treatment due to the fixed crown.
  6. cyst or granuloma formation.
  7. root fracture.
  8. Perforation tooth root wall near the top.


most commonly performed radiectomy in canines and incisors in the upper jaw.As an anesthetic infiltration anesthesia is used.However, this operation has disadvantages, such as reduced function due to shortening of the root, that is, deteriorating its functional quality and stability.

Resection of the tooth root has a number of contraindications:

  1. Acute inflammation caused in the periodontal.
  2. Chronic apical periodontitis.
  3. significant destruction of the tooth, which is why it is impossible to subsequently hold dentures.
  4. Mobility molar second and third degree.
  5. Infectious diseases in the acute stage.
  6. Violations in the cardiovascular system.

Operation is not guaranteed full recovery from the disease, most often it only postpones the inevitable removal of the tooth of the patient.This resection of tooth root may be meaningless, if the crown is destroyed so that it can not be restored.In addition, the operation is unacceptable conduct, when the granuloma or cyst excessively inflamed and the patient suffers from symptoms of acute periodontitis.

Following resection of the patient must be protected for 3-5 months of the operated tooth loads during meals.In addition, every six months to do a control X-ray to make sure there are no complications.

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