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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

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

October 2003
Volume 34 , Issue 9

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Long-term observation of endodontic surgical intervention to treat root perforation and apical periodontitis: A case report of an amalgam-restored tooth

Tamotsu Tsurumachi, DDS, PhD; Makoto Hayashi, DDS, PhD

Pages: 674-677
PMID: 14982220

A case of crestal root perforation and periapical lesion in a maxillary left lateral incisor is reported. Teeth with root perforation present technical difficulties in their clinical management because of their complex defects. In the present case, surgical endodontic treatment was chosen. The apical and lateral pathology was curetted, the tooth root was resected, and a retrograde root restoration of amalgam was placed in a root-end cavity and perforation site. A 10-year follow-up clinical and radiographic examination showed an asymptomatic tooth with osseous healing proceeding.

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