Root Canal Procedure on Calcified Canals.
Endodontic. Case Study Number 102334
The patient was told to remove both lower left symptomatic premolars and replace those by implant supported crowns. At first sight, taking into consideration radiographic appearance of root canals, this option, a few years back, with no surgical operating microscope, would have been a good one. But the little lady had quite a temper and insisted on keeping her own teeth. So her dentist referred her to us. The canal entry has very slowly been located by carefully removing calcified dentine with long thin ultrasonic tips under the high magnification of dental operating microscope(DOM). (Uncovering calcified canals is a real challenge). Once the root canal entry has been located on this lower left first premolar, we stumbled on an S-shaped canal to clean, shape and fill. Patient was so happy with the outcome that she asked us to “treat the one next to it“.
And so we did!
“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”