Research Article| Volume 27, ISSUE 3, P379-384, March 1969

Presurgical crown contouring for root amputation procedures

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      Many molars with trifurcation involvements are being retained by endodontic therapy and root amputation. Refinement of this procedure, by contouring or reshaping of the crown before the root is amputated, facilitates removal of the root and often eliminates the necessity for extensive bony plate removal in order to obtain surgical access.
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