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root resection


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A surgical procedure to remove an untreatable or fractured root while retaining the remaining tooth structure in situ. It is undertaken in association with endodontic treatment either before, during, or shortly after the procedure. Resection may involve the removal of the apical portion of the root only (root end resection, apicectomy).

Subjects: Dentistry.


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