Hemisection tooth # 46
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From: Marga Ree
Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 2:15 AM
Subject: Re: [roots] Retreatment/Resorption/Resection
I agree with Ben that this tooth has a bad prognosis.
The loading is extremely unfavourable (I have seen similar cases in
which the distal root also fractured after a few months) en it is
very difficult to maintain proper oral hygiene for the patient
(caries in the furcation is another possible threat).
What could have been done is a 3-unit bridge with # 46 as a distal
abutment. Attached one of my cases on which
I did a hemisection. This is a 4 year follow-up - Marga