Root extraction


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A couple of months ago I had a tooth extracted but the root was left behind. I was told it would be fine unless it started getting infected which of course it did... Several times! I was then told I'd need an op to remove it but the root is now sticking out of my gum and I may be able to get it removed in the surgery. My question is how is this done? Obviously I'll be prepped before but I can't seem to stop my mind running away with me I'm hoping they can just pull it out without any overly-invasive surgery? Thanks!
 
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honestdoc

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The surgery is generally straight forward. Your body is trying to exfoliate the root tip and makes the dentist's job much easier. He/she will get around the root tip with an elevator instrument and gently loosen the fragment and remove it.
 

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