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Quintessence Publishing: Journals: QI
Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

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

Publication:
August 1999
Volume 30 , Issue 8

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Apical bridging in association with regular root formation following single-visit apexification: A case report

Shalini Gupta, MDS/Amita Sharma, MDS/Namita Dang, MDS

Pages: 560-562
PMID: 10635270

A case report is presented in which continuing root formation occurred in a carious nonvital and immature mandibular second premolar after single-visit calcium hydroxide apexification treatment. An apical hard tissue barrier was formed, accompanied by a separate, mesioapically growing root, 7 months posttreatment. Treatment was concluded with gutta-percha root canal restoration. The success of this single-visit apexification treatment supports the contention that frequent changing of the calcium hydroxide dressing is not always required to induce apical closure.

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