Orthograde Endodontic Retreatment With Review
Endodontic Case Study
At the first visit, the tooth was accessed and old gutta-percha remnants removed using retreatment files D1, D2, D3. The shaping of the canals was achieved with ProTaper Next instrumentation X2. The canal was purposely over instrumented with a small no. 10 k-file to ensure patency, and calcium hydroxide was placed.
Three weeks after debridement was completed Patient D was asymptomatic, and the dental abscess had resolved. The tooth was obturated with gutta-percha and AH Plus sealer.
A composite resin restoration was placed to close the access.
The endodontic review at 6 months, showed evidence of increased bone deposition in the periapical area. Patient D was relieved as she had no issues with the tooth following treatment.