Journal article

A Contemporary Treatment of an Iatrogenic Root Perforation: A Case Report

Mark D Evans

JOURNAL OF ENDODONTICS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

Pulp canal calcification is 1 of the possible outcomes after certain types of dental trauma. This can make endodontic treatment more challenging should it become necessary. Because of the increased degree of difficulty, sometimes procedural incidents do occur during root canal treatment. This case report demonstrates an unusual clinical presentation of a root perforation and missed canal, which had undergone calcification as a result of trauma some years earlier. A contemporary approach to treatment involved a combination of treating the biological complication of the calcified canal combined with surgical repair of the iatrogenic complication of a perforation using modern imaging techniques..

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