The Open Dentistry Journal




ISSN: 1874-2106 ― Volume 13, 2019
CASE REPORT

Endodontic Management of Hypercementosis in Conjunction with Asymptomatic Apical Periodontitis: A Case Report



Gabriela E.I. Heredia1, *, Santiago H.M. Morales1, Juan C.M. Niño1, James L. Gutmann2
1 Department of Postgraduate Endodontics, School of Dentistry, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
2 Department of Restorative Sciences/Endodontics, Texas A&M University College of Dentistry, Dallas, TX, USA

Abstract

Introduction:

Hypercementosis is characterized by an excessive deposit of dental cementum. While it is considered a benign pathology, it can sometimes be associated with a chronic pulpal or periapical infection. Furthermore, its management is complex, because establishing an accurate apical limit for a root canal procedure is not always possible.

Methods:

When a periapical lesion is present, a conservative, surgical approach to remove the inflammatory tissue from the periapical lesion can be considered as a treatment option.

Conclusion:

This paper reports on the management of a tooth with hypercementosis accompanied by an asymptomatic apical periodontitis affecting a left mandibular second molar.

Keywords: Cementum, Hypercementosis, Apical periodontitis, Apical surgery, Root canal procedures, Cemental hypoplasia.


Article Information


Identifiers and Pagination:

Year: 2019
Volume: 13
First Page: 296
Last Page: 300
Publisher Id: TODENTJ-13-296
DOI: 10.2174/1874210601913010296

Article History:

Received Date: 21/11/2018
Revision Received Date: 04/07/2019
Acceptance Date: 14/08/2019
Electronic publication date: 30/08/2019
Collection year: 2019

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* Address correspondence to this author at the Department of Postgraduate Endodontic, School of Dentistry, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cra 7a No 40-62, Bogotá, Colombia / Personal Address: Azucenas and Lirio Street N° 1-25, Cuenca, Ecuador; Tel: +593 992825833;
E-mail: gabriela.idrovo@javeriana.edu.co




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