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Discoloration of an Anterior Tooth after Root Canal Treatment

Terry Pannkuk, DDS, MScDRetreatment Strategies, Gutta Percha Removal, Carrier Removal, All by Date


Initial access revealed a carrier obturator and a poorly bonded resin filling admixed with debris

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Leaving root canal debris in the pulp chamber and pulp horns can discolor an anterior tooth

Patient: 23 year-old female with a history of heart mumurs

Chief Complaint: discolored front tooth (Tooth #8)

Dental History: The patient reported that her maxillary right central incisor had been treated with root canal treatment within the previous two years and that the tooth had become dark. She reported a history of bruxism and caries in the sextant. She also reported wearing a night guard.

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