odontectomy


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odontectomy

[‚ō‚dän′tek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical excision of a tooth.
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He assented, and his mother consented to multiple odontectomy, partial glossectomy and debridement, control of bleeders and tongue repair under general anesthesia.
While there is little room for argument regarding immediate surgical soft-tissue hemostasis (in this case, through partial glossectomy and debridement), the need for odontectomy is a difficult management choice in the face of such compulsive, "severe and recurrent self-injurious behavior," but it "should not be delayed when biting is severe".
Coronectomy or partial odontectomy reduces the likelihood of nerve injury by insuring retention of the vital roots when they are close or associated with the inferior alveolar nerve as evaluated by plain radiography or CBCT.