Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Root Canal Treatment Saves a Perforated Tooth

This root canal was started in July '09. After having difficulty finding the canals, the tooth was referred to our office.

Upon opening the tooth, we found a supraboney perforation on the ML surface.

Canals were located using a operating microscope and the root canal completed.

The ML perforation was repaired using Geristore. (Since this perforation was above the crestal bone, a restorative material that would not wash out must be used. MTA is not the best material in this type of perforation)

A six month recall finds the lesions almost completely healed and the tooth pain free and functional.

16 comments:

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extramusical.com said...

That would be disheartening to get your tooth prepared for the root canal only for the dentist not to be able to find the canals. Had never heard of a operating microscope for the procedure, guess I knew less than I thought, but what's new.

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Root canals can sometimes go in different directions but this surely helped the tooth.

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insik_kayin said...

I can't believe you made Root Canal Therapy sounds so easy with no slightest bit of pain. I have been recommended by my dentist to have this therapy for quite some time now but, it just seems terrifying just thinking about it. If you say saves a perforated teeth like mine then I'll probably go through with my therapy as well. Thanks!

Endodontic retreatment said...

Root canal surgery is important and will have a lot of infection if not treated..

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Marvin Will said...

I used to think that root canal treatment is the most painful treatment among oral care, but you guys made it look simple and pain free. A Charleston, SC., dentist advised that a tooth should be treated as the bacteria started to penetrate it.

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mike said...

some people believe that benefits of a root canal treatment don't last. This is owing to consequent breaking of teeth after treatment. According to veteran dental experts, this is not the treatment failure but rather the failure in restoration or construction of tooth. Breakage mainly happens to those who fail to get crowns. Therefore, the benefits can last long.
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Joe Stuart said...

That is a really nice case. What are your success rates with perforations? What is the long term prognosis for the tooth?

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