Abstract Title

Root Amputation

Lead Author Affiliation

Endodontics

Lead Author Status

Graduate Endodontics

Expected Graduation Date

2019

Presentation Category

Endo

Introduction/Context/Diagnosis

This is a clinical case demonstrating a root amputation procedure of the MB root of #2. The tooth has been diagnosed with a vertical root fracture and the patient requested to undergo the procedure to try and save the tooth.

Methods/Treatment Plan

Recontured the crown prior to performing full-thickness intrasulcular flap, this will insure that no metal fragments from the crown fall into the surgical site. After raising of the flap, sectioned and extracted the MB root. Removed any overhangs to ensure proper healing of the soft tissue and aid in maintenance of oral hygiene. Sutures were placed and removed 1 week later.

Results/Outcome

Patient has been asymptomatic seen the day of the treatment and is scheduled for a 3-month follow-up.

Significance/Conclusions

Root amputation procedures are performed less frequently in recent years due to the advancement of implants. With multi-rooted teeth, root amputation is still a viable option for patients who are reluctant to have the tooth extracted.

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Root Amputation

This is a clinical case demonstrating a root amputation procedure of the MB root of #2. The tooth has been diagnosed with a vertical root fracture and the patient requested to undergo the procedure to try and save the tooth.