Revascularization of an immature permanent tooth with apical periodontitis and sinus tract

Shin Ichi Iwaya, Motohide Ikawa, Minora Kubota

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Abstract

A necrotic immature mandibular second premolar with periapical involvement in a 13-year-old patient was treated. Instead of the standard root canal treatment protocol and apexification, antimicrobial agents were used in the canal, after which the canal was left empty. Radiographic examination showed the start of apical closure 5 months after the completion of the antimicrobial protocol. Thickening of the canal wall and complete apical closure was confirmed 30 months after the treatment, indicating the revascularization potential of a young permanent tooth pulp into a bacteria-free root canal space.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-187
Number of pages3
JournalDental Traumatology
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Aug

Keywords

  • Immature tooth
  • Periapical involvement
  • Revascularization
  • Root development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery

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