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Conclusion of Puzzle Case: Complexities Treating a Molar Tooth having a Root Amputation

Terry Pannkuk, DDS, MScDDiagnostic Puzzles, Complications: Advanced Management, Endo-Perio Combined Lesions, All by Date


Immediate post-treatment periapical radiograph (tooth #15)

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What problems and complexities can be expected when treating this tooth?

Patient: 67 year old female with glaucoma

Chief Complaint: Cold and biting sensitivity since periodontal surgery

Dental History: The patient presented a history of periodontitis and periodontal treatment. A distobuccal root amputation had been performed on the maxillary left second molar one week prior to consultation with the author. The patient was referred for root canal treatment on the mesiobuccal and palatal roots by the treating periodontist.

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