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Vol. 75, No. 5
ISSN: 1488-2159
June 2009


Hemisection as an Alternative Treatment for Decayed Multirooted Terminal Abutment: A Case Report


• M. Najeeb Saad, BDS, Cert Prosth •
• Jorge Moreno, DDS, Cert Endo •
• Cameron Crawford, BSc (Hons) •

A b s t r a c t

Hemisection of a mandibular molar may be a suitable treatment option when the decay is restricted to one root and the other root is healthy. This article describes and illustrates a case in which the decayed terminal abutment was part of a fixed prosthesis. Hemisection and prosthetic rehabilitation yielded a satisfactory result.


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