Hemi sections and root amputations are typically performed when there is bone loss or decay from periodontal disease occurring between roots. These regenerative treatments allow for healthy roots and crowns to be preserved by only removing the compromised root or area. During a hemi section, the tooth is cut in half lengthwise and only the affected portion of the root and crown is removed. With a root amputation, one or two roots are removed, leaving the remaining healthy root or roots intact. By performing these procedures, it not only helps to alleviate infection but prevents future bone loss in the area. A crown is then generally placed over the affected tooth. It is important to treat situations like this early, because the affected area can spread and cause bone loss or jeopardize the stability and function of surrounding teeth. This regenerative option is generally a more economical and functional choice than extracting the tooth and using a replacement option if possible. Contact Pro Solutions Dental Group today to learn more or schedule a consultation with Drs. Jason Campbell, Rick Farnsworth and Mitchell Grimmer. We would love to discuss if regenerative dentistry is the right option for you. Call 928-776-1208!