Endodontic. Case Study Number 497146
Acute pulpitis, 60 year old patient is going away for scuba vacation trip the next day. (Murphy’s law)
According to Nachum Samet and Anna Jotkowitz in their
“Classification and prognosis evaluation of individual teeth—A comprehensive approach”, prognosis evaluation of this tooth is “fair such that treatment outcome is considered predictable” and “the tooth poses a low risk of being lost in a foreseen future”.
Periodontal health and alveolar support:
“50% to 80% bone support, which can be well maintained with rigorous periodontal and maintenance alveolar support therapy. Vertical defects or furcations that can be periodontally treated to become easily cleansable or treated predictably with regenerative therapy. Molars are at higher risk than single-rooted teeth”.
Remaining tooth structure:
“50% to 80% remaining sound coronal tooth structure. Involved restorative procedures result in no infringement of biologic width, adequate ferrule or good crown-root ratio and would minimally affect adjacent structures (if at all)”.
Endodontic condition: This tooth “can receive a straightforward primary endodontic treatment”.