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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

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

November 1993
Volume 24 , Issue 11

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Apexification of wide-open apices in nonvital, immature permanent incisors: A case report


Pages: 799-802
PMID: 20830893

Apexification is the accepted procedure to form an apical stop in nonvital teeth with incomplete root formation. A case is presented in which apexification with calcium hydroxide was performed on two permanent central incisors with immature roots and wide-open apices; treatment concluded with gutta-percha root canal restoration. Spontaneous apical seal had probably been initiated before the calcium hydroxide was inserted, but it was weak and nonhomogenous.

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