Edition V03N02 | Year 2013 | Editorial Case Report | Pages 75 to 79
Objective: The aim of this study was to report a case of an endodontic re-treatment in a patient submitted to orthognathic surgery, using computed tomography to aid the diagnosis and treatment plan.
Methods: The patient was referred for endodontic evaluation of anterior teeth with a history of orthognathic surgery on the maxilla and rigid internal fixation with miniplates for osteosynthesis in the region close to the dental apexes.
Results: A three-dimensional evaluation of the region demonstrated periapical lesion of the left central incisor. The endodontic re-treatment resulted in remission of symptoms and regression of periapical bone rarefaction.
Conclusion: The use of computed tomography was essential to the resolution of this case, what was proved with bone neoformation.