root resection


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resection

 [re-sek´shun]
removal, as of an organ, by cutting; called also excision.
gastric resection gastrectomy.
root resection (root-end resection) apicoectomy.
transurethral resection of the prostate (transurethral prostatic resection) see transurethral resection of the prostate.
wedge resection removal of a triangular mass of tissue.

ap·i·co·ec·to·my

(ap'i-kō-ek'tō-mē),
Surgical removal of a tooth root apex.
Synonym(s): root resection
[apico- + G. ektomē, tooth excision]

root resection, root-end resection

ap·i·co·ec·to·my

(ap'i-kō-ek'tŏ-mē)
Surgical removal of a dental root apex.
Synonym(s): root resection.
[apico- + G. ektomē, tooth excision]

ap·i·co·ec·to·my

(ap'i-kō-ek'tŏ-mē)
Surgical removal of a tooth root apex.
Synonym(s): root resection.
[apico- + G. ektomē, tooth excision]
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In such cases, the occlusion should be carefully evaluated, and the teeth crowned to prevent a vertical root fracture, which is one of the most common complications observed following root resection procedures.
Anatomic Determination of the Mesiobuccal Root Resection Level in Maxillary Molars.
It was suggested that molars with bone support >50% of the remaining roots showed a significantly higher survival rate [sup][14] ; *Molars receiving a root resection procedure in a hospital may retained less periodontal support; on the contrary, the molars receiving root-resection therapy in private practice could mainly be attributed to caries/endodontic problem(s) [Table 4], which implied that they had better bony support.
However, it has been suggested, in light of the high incidence of residual root fragments, that all root resections should be executed using the flap approach.