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Root Resection

Root Resection

We invite you to take a trip down memory lane, we invite you to learn of an ancient dental procedure dentist used to use. Going to the dentist has always been a scary experience for most and the profession of dentistry has gone through many changes and improvements. We invite you to read and review root resection, a dental procedure professionals used to use in the past.

Odd Dental Case: Root Resection

Root resection was a dental surgery use in the past, today this treatment option is not recommend; but still there some dentist that might explain this oral surgery or offert it .

Sometimes, the roots of your tooth have good support and are healthy, all but one are free of decay. When the dentist recommended a root resection: the oral surgery involved amputating one of your tooth roots, the damage, dead dental root.
Once the procedure started, the dentist will need to remove part of the crown in order to proceed. This oral surgery is very different from root canal treatment. But in order to avoid the painful effects amputating a dental root can cause, a root canal treatment needs to be performed before a root resection can be done. The root canal will remove the nerve endings, this will reduce pain, swelling and risk of infection.

For more information we invite you to read our post: Root Canal

As we mention, todays dentist do not use root resection as they did in the past, today technology in the medical and dentistry field has advanced and your dentist has other options to treat oral pain. For example, the tooth can be extracted and replaced with an implant.

FACT: Root resections treatment may not last as long as an implant.

When to use Root Resection

Root resection was used to treat a dental problem when it is limited to a single root of a tooth that has multiple roots. Here at Sani Dental Group, our team of professional dentists have trained for years and can alleviate the pain a dental problem is causing you.
Our team of dentist can diagnose the root cause of the dental problem offer you the best solution to fix it and take care of your future oral needs.
Dental problems that can lead to this dental surgery include: a broken tooth, tooth decay or severe bone loss.


To properly prepare Root Resection a root canal treatment should be done first. You will be given a shot to numb the area and afterwards the dentist will use a drill to remove the damage root.

Dental Procedure: Root Resection

In order to prepare for the procedure, your dentist will first need to make cuts in the gum and go through the bone, exposing the tooth roots. Then the dentist will use his drill to separate the root from the rest of the tooth. At times the dentist will need to cut part of the crown.
Once the piece has been remove, the dentist will rinse the area with a sterile saline solution. Then the gum will be stitched back to closed the wound and if necessary your dentist may use bone graft to replace the amputate part.

The steps and procedures mentioned in this post are procedures available in the medical field; however, not all these treatments and procedures are perform at Sani Dental Group or will be the best option to treat your case. To confirm if this procedure is perform at our dental clinics, please contact us directly. 

Dental Procedures in Los Algodones

Sani Dental Group is the largest dental clinic the city of Los Algodones and with more than 30 years of experience our team of professional dentists can protect your teeth and reduce/prevent oral pain.Our dental clinics have their own dental laboratory and our professional staff are constantly getting certified in new dental treatments.
Yes, root resection was a method that dentist used to do; however thanks to new technologies dentist today can repair and protect your smile like never before. No longer do you need to fear the dentist, here in Los Algodones you can trust the largest dental clinic the city has to offer and all the services we have for you.

Sani Dental Group is recognized by numerous media networks and the NPR even made a special report. In 2015 our facilities will expand, now not only will we take care of your teeth, gums, dental implants and other reconstructions treatments; but next year we will also offer you a clinical laboratory, optical, new restaurants and cafes, shopping center (craft and jewelry), stem cell clinic, a pharmacy and a much more.
Come to Los Algodones and be part of the celebration.

Carlos Brian Hernandez
Carlos Brian Hernandez

Marketing Associate
Cal State San Bernardino Alumni

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