Retreatment of Carrier Obturation: 1 Year Recall Observation

Terry Pannkuk, DDS, MScD Instructional, Resorption Management, Retreatment Strategies, Carrier Removal, Recall Observations

Expeditious root canal filling without debridement leads to failure

Patient: 21 year-old male in excellent health

Chief Complaint: asymptomatic

Dental History: The patient reported having had root canal treatment in 2009 on teeth #’s 18 and 19 and was referred by an out-of-town endodontist (patient was a local student) to the author for examination. The patient had been prescribed antibiotics for the radiographic presentation of a periapical radiolucency and mismanaged previous endodontic treatment with a suspected separated instrument. (Tooth #19)

Sign In

Subscribe to View the Case

There are 12 images included with this case summary.

Back to All Cases

Join The Discussion


Commenting Guidelines Please make scholarly cited references or expert opinions suitable for publication. The comments can either be "pro" or "con" with references to the treatment philosophy. We encourage objectivity and detailed demonstration of knowledge/literature.
You must log in or create a free account to post a comment.

Related Cases

An Extremely Challenging Root Anomaly: Radix Entomolaris Instructional, Clinical Endodontic Technique Instruction, Diagnosis, Complications: Advanced Management
My First 30 Year Recalled Molar (failed twice) Complications: Advanced Management, Missed Canals, Recall Observations
Finding a Severely Calcified Canal Instructional, Complications: Advanced Management, Calcification
Endodontic Access of a Tilted Prepared Molar Instructional, Clinical Endodontic Technique Instruction, Access
Master Class Instructional on Managing Calcified Canals Instructional, Clinical Endodontic Technique Instruction, Access, Complications: Advanced Management, Calcification
Recall (7 Year): Narrow Roots with Furcation Lesion Endo-Perio Combined Lesions, Recall Observations