12 Month Recall on Lower Molar with J-Shaped Lucency

It’s important to confirm the presence or absence of a crack in these teeth before consigning them to extraction. There was no obvious crack or periodontal probing. The lucency was endodontic in origin only.

Pre-op. J-shaped lucency and draining sinus present.

Pre-op. J-shaped lucency and draining sinus present.

Post-op. 4 weeks with calcium hydroxide and the sinus tract closed.

Post-op. 4 weeks with calcium hydroxide and the sinus tract closed.

12 month recall.

12 month recall.

In this case the radiographic image was typical of a root fracture. However without confirming a fracture visually, the radiographic image alone is insufficient to decide a prognosis for the tooth.

One Response to “12 Month Recall on Lower Molar with J-Shaped Lucency”

  1. James August 13, 2015 at 12:31 am #

    Hi

    What method of obturation did you use in this case?
    Do you have any views on System B/Thermafil

    James

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