Restoring Ailing Multirooted Abutment Through Hemisection : A Case Report

Abhinav Gupta, Gaurav Singh, Geeta Rajput


Hemisection denotes removal or separation of root with its accompanying crown portion of mandibular molars. It is an useful alternative procedure to save those multi-rooted teeth which have been indicated for extraction. This procedure represents a form of conservative dentistry, aiming to retain as much of the original tooth structure as possible. The results are predictable with high success rates when cases are properly selected. This article describes a simple procedure for hemisection of a root canal treated abutment mandibular molar, with endodontic failure and its subsequent restoration with a fixed partial denture.


abutment , hemisection, mandibular molar

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