Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ISSN: 2581-4893)

Case ReportVolume 5 Issue 5

Re-treatment of Maxillary Premolar with Calcified Canals and Inadequate Obturation

Viresh Chopra1*, Harneet Chopra2 and Gurdeep Singh2

1Course Leader, Endodontology, Senior Lecturer, Adult Restorative Dentistry, Oman Dental College, Muscat, Oman 2Senior Lecturer, Adult Restorative Dentistry, Oman Dental College, Muscat, Oman

*Corresponding Author: Viresh Chopra, Course Leader, Endodontology, Senior Lecturer, Adult Restorative Dentistry, Oman Dental College, Muscat, Oman.

Received: July 13, 2021; Published: : 00-00

Citation: Viresh Chopra., et al. “Re-treatment of Maxillary Premolar with Calcified Canals and Inadequate Obturation". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 5.9 (2021): 02-07.


Treatment/Retreatment in endodontics has changed fundamentally in the last few years following the introduction of the surgical operating microscope. Cases that once seemed impossible became easy and exciting to operate. Although initial root canal therapy has been shown to be a predictable procedure with a high degree of success, failures can occur after treatment. As fewer teeth are extracted, an increasing number of retreatment cases have been recorded in the past 15 years. Utilization of the enhanced magnification devices in endodontic retreatment has brought significant advantages and has expanded the scope of indications using a non-surgical approach. Procedures such as bypassing a ledge, removing broken instrument or repair a perforation have become considerably more reliable.

This case report presents a case of failed root canal emphasising on the various factors such as short root canal obturation, inadequate cleaning and shaping and calcified canals leading to failure of the treatment. It also lays down the protocol to manage calcified canals, disinfect the root canal system in an effective manner so as to induce healing from the tissues.


Keywords: Maxillary Premolar; Calcified Canals; Obturation


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Copyright: © 2021 Viresh Chopra., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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