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Surgical extrusion and endodontic treatment following dental trauma

An 11-year-old female patient presented to a pediatric dental clinic having reported a bike injury the day prior. The pediatric dental examination concluded that both UR1 and UL1 were in need of endo-dontic treatment, and as a result, I was contacted. Clinical examination revealed an over-the-counter dental temporary material over both UR1 and UL1, which …

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Furcation perforation: current approaches and future perspectives

During root canal treatment, many procedural accidents may occur of which perforation of the root canal system plays a significant role. Perforation is defined by the American Association of Endodontics (AAE) Glossary of Endodontic Terms (2003) as a mechanical or pathological communication between the root canal system and the external tooth surface, which is caused …

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Endodontic treatment of a tooth with pulp necrosis and severe inflammatory external apical root resorption in a single session: Is it possible? A case report

Root resorption is characterized by an unregulated function between blastic and clastic cells, normally responsible for the maintenance and remodeling of the periodontal support tissues. This condition may lead to tooth loss from uncontrolled cell activity if adequate treatment is not given (Andreasen, 1985). Particularly in regards to external inflammatory apical root resorption, several studies …

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Surgical treatment of an extensive periradicular lesion: clinical, radiographic, and tomographic outcome after 5 years of follow-up

Introduction The aim of endodontic treatment is to treat apical periodontitis caused by infection of the root canal system.1 However, persistent infection can occur after primary or even secondary root canal treatment and could demand apical surgery to remove the infected site, favoring the apical healing.2 Bone defects are mainly caused by trauma, infections, congenital …

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