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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 390874, 4 pages
Case Report

Hemisection: A Window of Hope For Freezing Tooth

1Department of Prosthodontics, VSPM’s Dental College & Research Centre, Nagpur 440019, India
2Department of Conservative & Endodontics, VSPM’s Dental College & Research Centre, Nagpur 440019, India

Received 10 June 2012; Accepted 18 July 2012

Academic Editors: M. Feichtinger and M. J. Wahl

Copyright © 2012 Usha Radke et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Advances in dentistry, as well as the increased desire of patients to maintain their dentition, have led to treatment of teeth that once would have been removed. Mandibular first molars are the most commonly extracted teeth due to dental caries and periodontal disease. These teeth are the major standpoint for occlusion, and also have a wide pericemental area. Hence, any defect in the root either mesial or distal, extraction is the most common treatment planned. Under specific conditions, only the diseased part of the tooth can be extracted after an endodontic treatment. A modified fixed partial denture design is fabricated to splint the remaining portion of the tooth to adjacent teeth. This procedure though daunting can be easily achieved and maintained successfully.