V02N01 | 2012 | Original Article | Pages 52 to 58
Warley Luciano Fonseca Tavares, Renata Carvalho Portes Lopes, Gustavo Batista de Menezes, Luiz Carlos Feitosa Henriques, Antônio Paulino Ribeiro Sobrinho
Dental pulp calcification, Endodontics, Radiographic image interpretation, Computer-assisted,
Pulp canal obliteration (PCO) is defined as a deposition of hard tissue within the root canal space. These tissues can eventually produce the radiographic appearance of a root canal space that has become partial or completely calcified. Success in root canal treatment is based on proper debridement, disinfection and obturation of the root canal system. However, this procedure may be difficult or even impossible to achieve if the pulpal space is calcified. The endodontic treatment performed under these circumstances pose the risk of root perforating, a complication that seriously affects the long-term prognosis of tooth. The present article discusses a series of cases of endodontic treatment in teeth with partially or completely PCO and methods for the clinical management of these cases using contemporary endodontic techniques.
Tavares WLF, Lopes RCP, Menezes GB, Henriques LCF, Ribeiro Sobrinho AP. Non-surgical treatment of pulp canal obliteration using contemporary endodontic techniques: Case series. Dental Press Endod. 2012 Jan-Mar;2(1):52-8.