Crack Management with Complex Root Anatomy

Terry Pannkuk, DDS, MScD Complications: Advanced Management, Fractured Roots

Fractured teeth are a common endodontic treatment presentation

Case: Patient presenting with biting sensitivity and a large occlusal amalgam on a lower mandibular second molar

Patient: 44 year old female in excellent health

Chief Complaint: The patient presented with biting sensitivity and cold sensitivity. The discomfort had been "on and off" for months (associated with the mandibular right second molar, #31)

Dental History: A large occlusal amalgam had been placed many years earlier (#31)

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