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Title: Case report: Root canal treatment of retained deciduous molar tooth
Authors: Al-Obaida, M.
Keywords: Root canal treatment; deciduous; molar tooth
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Saudi Dental Society
Citation: Saudi Dental Journal: 18(SI); 106
Abstract: An eight years old male patient presented to the clinic of the Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital complaining of pain and swelling in the lower left side. Upon clinical examination, the patient had a grossly carious retained and deciduous molar. There was a fistula tract on the buccal of tooth # 75, negative response to cold test and pain upon percussion. Tooth # 74 was also carious. Radiographic examination revealed a grossly carious in tooth # 75 with possible pulp exposure and periradicular rarefaction. Partial resorption of the apex of the mesial root was obvious. After consultation with the Orthodontist, the patient and his parents, decision was made to retain the tooth by performing root canal treatment and a good coronal restoration. The treatment procedure was presented in this poster. Performing root canal treatment is not as ideal as root canal treatment on fully formed permanent teeth with fully formed apices. The long term results that would include benefits and risks were clearly discussed with the parents. As in this case, the succedanous tooth was missing, it was very important to try to retain this tooth for the longest period of time. Extracting this tooth i.e. # 75 may in the future create an orthodontic situation or it might relegate the patient for an extensive tooth replacement procedure like doing a three unit bridge involving two sound abutments, a removable prosthesis or an implant. With the previously mentioned situation the choice for this type of treatment was a good choice.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/16658
ISSN: 1013-9052
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