Journal article

Combined endodontic and surgical treatment of a three-rooted maxillary first premolar.

Mark Evans

Australian Endodontic Journal | Published : 2004


A case is reported in which endodontic treatment of a maxillary first premolar was complicated by the fact that the tooth had three roots. One of the roots was completely calcified and therefore could not be negotiated with endodontic files. There was a large periapical lesion associated with the tooth and this was surgically removed. During the surgical procedure a retrograde cavity was prepared on the calcified root using ultrasonic instruments and this was filled using Super EBA cement. Twelve months later the tooth was asymptomatic and the periapical tissues had completely healed.

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