Case Study Number 465016
Patient has been referred to to us in order to complete a previously started root canal treatment on completely calcified root canal system. Pulp chamber is obliterated with embedded pulpstones, root canals are not visible on preoperative X ray dental film, these are calcified canals.
Patient is given full knowledge of the possible risks and benefits of such a complex procedure. Patient is in pain and she wants to keep her own tooth and give an informed consent.
Dystrophic calcifications have been removed from pulp chamber with ultrasonic diamond coated tips. Operative field observation is enhanced with high magnification and coaxial xenon lamp illumination. Once located root canal entries had to be widened in order to progressively regain patency in each root canal. Second X ray shows our first instruments in the root canals, these are K Files 06. Canals have then been shaped to K file size 15 and calcium hydroxide inserted. Following appointment allowed us to finish shaping, cleaning and obturation of the root canal system. Final outcome can be seen on fourth X ray dental film.