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Silver Point Retreatment

Terry Pannkuk, DDS, MScDRetreatment Strategies, Silver Point Removal, All by Date


Microphoto showing the lateral space created alongside the MB canal silver point. It was not loose and very tightly wedged. The DB and P canal silver points were loose and removed immediately

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Learn the challenges of silver point retreatment

Case: Patient started developing symptoms after a new crown on a tooth having had root canal treatment with silver point obturation years ago

Patient: 61-year-old female with high cholesterol (taking a statin) and depression (taking a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor)

Chief Complaint: constant tooth pain (#14 area)

Dental History: The maxillary left first molar had been endodontically treated with silver points many years ago. A crown had been placed by the referring dentist less than a year before the endodontic exam and the patient had developed severe pain the week before endodontic examination

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