Apexification with MTA for traumatized tooth: a case report

V08N01 | 2018 | Case Report | Pages 17 to 22

Eduardo Fernandes Marques, Wânia Christina Figueiredo Dantas, Renata Ximenes Lins, Marilia Fagury Videira Marceliano-Alves

Endodontics, Root Canal Obturation, Wounds and Injuries,

Introduction: The treatment of traumatized young teeth requires special attention due to the possible presence of incomplete apex and thin dentin walls, which may hamper or compromise the conventional endodontic treatment. Therefore, it is necessary the accomplishment of a procedure that induces the formation of a mineralized barrier with the aid of biocompatible materials, such as calcium hydroxide and Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA). Objective: To report a clinical case in which it was held apexification with MTA buffer on a traumatized maxillary lateral incisor. Methods: The chosen treatment protocol was perform the proper root canal chemical and mechanical disinfection followed by apexification with MTA in order to create an apical artificial osteoconductive barrier. Results: The use of MTA as filling material in incomplete apex showed to be efficient due the successful resolution of the case. Conclusion: The treatment protocol as effective and allowed the maintenance of the tooth in the arch exercising its primary functions such as aesthetics and chewing.

Marques EF, Dantas WCF, Lins RX, Marceliano-Alves MFV. Apexification with MTA for traumatized tooth: a case report. Dental Press Endod. 2018 Jan-Apr;8(1):17-22. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14436/2358-2545.8.1.017-022.oar