Root amputation is normally done on the molars. These are found on the back of the mouth. Molars, which are found on the lower jaw and upper jaw, have two or three roots.
Root amputation can be recommended for 3 main reasons:
There are certain circumstances where a root amputation cannot be conducted. For instance, if the tooth in question is diseased or exposed to infection, the amputation cannot be implemented. Dentists lookout for signs of severe damage such as a tooth that is badly cracked or too diseased to determine if amputation is necessary.
For a tooth to qualify for root amputation it must: