What is Coronectomy?

Coronectomy is a medical process used to prevent damage to the alveolar nerve during extraction of the wisdom teeth. The process is used when removal of the whole tooth would damage the nerve, as sometimes the root and nerve are intertwined, and removing the tooth could cause temporary or permanent numbness to that side of the face.

The clinical crown can often be removed leaving the root, thus preventing damage to the associated nerve complex.

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I got my lower left wisdom tooth removed last friday and since then my left chin and lip has been numb and I am worried now.. I went back to my...

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hello,thank you for your question.yes whatever your dentist said is right may be a reversible nerve injury which was caused while...

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