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.
OK, we’re going to get a bit technical here and explain the difference between the commonly confused vertical root fracture and cracked tooth. Dentists like to be specific, and an accurate diagnosis will assist in determining appropriate treatment. The reference for this is the American Association of Endodontics publication, “Cracking the Cracked Tooth Code: Detection […]
Sometimes in endodontics, we miss signs, symptoms or findings that are important to diagnosis or prognosis. Sometimes our brain fools us into thinking we see or find things that aren’t really present. This case is a good example of both of these possible errors. The patient presented complaining of mild tenderness to bite on the […]