Before proceeding to have microsurgery it is necessary to go through a root canal treatment. The amputation procedure will require the dentist to cut deep into the tooth where the pulp, nerves, and blood vessels are located and remove them before resectioning the roots. Both the root canal treatment and amputation procedure require you to be under local anesthetics.
When proceeding to have the amputation procedure, a small incision is created in the gum to fully expose the root of the affected tooth. The dentist will then section off the root from the rest of the tooth and then have it removed. To make sure there are no bacteria in the wound or around it, saline solution is used to clean the open wound and then sutures (stitches) will be applied to close off the incision.
Before completed, a temporary crown or filling will be placed to make sure the tooth is fully secure. Your dentist will then prescribe you the appropriate painkillers, antibiotics, and a medicated antimicrobial mouthwash to take home. Your dentist will then schedule you for a follow-up in 7-10 days to have your sutures removed and the gum will have healed. Then you will discuss with your dentist about having a permanent crown or filling to be placed.