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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

June 2013
Volume 44 , Issue 6

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Minimally invasive microsurgical management of the necrotic, immature apex tooth: Case report and treatment recommendations

Antonis, Chaniotis / Agapi, Zervaki

Pages: 429 - 436
PMID: 23534053
DOI: 10.3290/j.qi.a29511

Objective: The purpose of this case report is to introduce a minimally invasive microsurgical technique for the treatment of the necrotic, immature apex tooth in adult patients and to provide treatment recommendations.
Method and Materials: A 43-year-old male patient was diagnosed with chronic apical periodontitis associated with a necrotic, immature apex of the maxillary central incisor. A minimally invasive microsurgical approach was applied for the treatment of the periapical disease. The crown of the immature apex tooth was left intact.
Results: The 1-year follow-up radiograph revealed uneventful healing of the periradicular lesion while soft tissue healing was optimal.
Conclusion: The minimally invasive microsurgical technique may provide a viable solution for the survival of challenging necrotic, immature apex tooth cases in adults. Proper case selection is mandatory for the success of this technique.

Keywords: immature apex, microsurgery, minimally invasive

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