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Century Dental
Phone: (971) 708-1608
2831 SE Cornelius Pass Rd.
Hillsboro OR 97123
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Jeff R. Call, DMD, FAGD, FICOI
Dix C. Densley, DDS, FAGD, FICOI

As of May 1st, 2020, we are open for all dental appointments


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Jefferson Call, DMD and Dix Densley, DDS believe that the better informed their patients are, the better their decisions about dental care can be. With this blog, they hope to inform and empower our readers in their oral health. If you would like us to cover a particular topic or have any questions, please email us.

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What Is Root Resection?

Posted on 9/21/2020 by Dr. Call
Have you ever heard of a root resection? Many of our patients have not heard of this term until they need one. While some people believe a root resection is root canal therapy, the two are quite different procedures. The information below will help you note the differences. When Do Patients Need a Root Resection? Sometimes one of the roots of a molar becomes infected. Because a molar has three roots, it does not make sense to remove all three roots. Instead, we remove the infected root to avoid removal of the tooth. A root resection differs from a root canal, as a root canal entails removing the nerves and blood vessels in the root before filling it. When a root resection is done, the whole root is removed. However, because we must cut inside the tooth, we will need to complete a root canal before we can proceed with a resection. What Happens during a Root Resection? A root resection is complete after one root is removed from a multi-rooted tooth. The problems with the infected root may result from bone loss, a break in the tooth, or from decay. The process begins when we cut into the gums to expose the root. Afterwards, a drill is used to remove the root from the a tooth. This type of therapy is done less frequently than in the past, as we can offer the patient other options, such as an implant. An implant is often preferable, as it offers a permanent solution as a restoration. If you have any questions about root canals or root resection, we are always ready to answer them. We want you to be happy with the results of any procedure. Give us a call today about any of our procedures or cosmetic offerings, and we will do our best to answer anything we can to help....
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