It is rare to avoid endodontic pretreatment before surgically repairing a Heithersay resorption defect
Patient: 64 year-old male with a noncontributory medical history
Chief Complaint: asymptomatic
Dental History: The patient reported having had a resorption defect on the linguocervical aspect of his maxillary right canine (tooth #6) discovered during a routine cleaning visit. The patient was referred to the author by his dentist.
Significant Findings (tooth #6): The patient responded with a questionable response to cold thermal stimulation but when tested with the electric pulp tester responded unequivocally. There was a 4mm sulcular defect at the mid-distal probing area.
A CBCT scan revealed a mesiolingual defect at the cervical area and was judged to be very small only slightly penetrating through the enamel and confined to a small area.
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