Broken Down Root

Broken Down Root

A broken down root surgery is used for treating severely damaged or decayed teeth which have lost their crown structure, leaving behind the root only. It is painful and may increase the risk of developing infection, requiring immediate surgical treatment.

A broken down root is treated depending on the severity of the damage and the location of your tooth. In some cases, the tooth is extracted, while in others, root canal therapy, apicoectomy, crown lengthening, or dental implants are used.

What is the cost of Broken Down Root surgery in Pakistan?

Broken Down Root surgery averagely costs PKR 5000 - 25,000 in Pakistan.  However, the cost of treatment varies depending on the dental condition.  

What diagnosis leads to Broken Down Root surgery?

The most common diagnosis leading to broken-down root surgery includes:

  • Tooth decay or cavities        

  • Trauma

  • Severe dental decay

  • Gum disease

  • Aging

  • Lack of proper dental care 

What is the procedure for Broken Down Root Surgery?

The procedure for broken-down root surgery involves the below-mentioned steps:

  • Before the procedure, the dentist will numb the tooth and the surrounding area with local anesthesia to minimize pain and discomfort during the procedure.

  • Then, the dentist will make an incision near the gum line to create a surgical flap through which the bony jaw, encasing the dental roots is accessed. 

  • The dental roots are gradually uncovered by thinning out the surrounding bone layers until the remaining root is visible.

  • Then the dental surgeon will assess if the root should be removed as a whole or not. In some cases, the root is cut into pieces for removal. 

  • By using forceps and other dental tools, your dental surgeon will move the root to and fro to extract it from the surrounding bone before pulling it out. 

  • Finally, the dentists will either stitch the incision or left unstitched to heal on its own. 

The entire broken-down tooth surgery procedure typically takes between 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the complexity of the case.

What are the risks and complications associated with Broken Down Root surgery?

Like any dental procedure, Broken Down Root surgery has certain risks and complications, including:

  • Bleeding

  • Infection

  • Pain and discomfort

  • Swelling and bruising

  • Damage to nearby teeth

  • Nerve damage

These complications after broken-down root surgery are quite common, so a dentist must be consulted for reducing them.

What to expect after Broken Down Root surgery?

  • You may experience post-surgical pain and discomfort following the surgery, which can be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers.

  • Swelling around the surgical site may last for several days, and can be reduced by applying ice pack to the affected area.

  • Your dentist may also advise you to avoid strenuous physical activity or exercise for some days to help promote healing.

  • Dentists may advise you to avoid hard or crunchy foods to prevent surgical site damage.

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Cost varies depending on the type of surgery and locality.

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