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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 147-151

Root amputation and bone grafting of failed apicoectomy of mesiobuccal root of maxillary first molar

Department of Endodontics, New York University, College of Dentistry, New York, USA

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Abdulaziz S Abu-Melha
Department of Endodontics, New York University, College of Dentistry, 470, 2nd Avenue, Room #15E, New York, NY 10016
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1658-5984.112709

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Root amputation is an option available to extend the function of a molar tooth when there is a persistent endodontic failure. This case report of a 52-year-old male provides an overview of the feasibility of mesiobuccal root amputation and bone grafting with calcium sulfate of maxillary right first molar after failed non-surgical and surgical endodontics due to root fracture. A 2 year follow-up showed successful clinical and radiographic results. In specific situations, root amputation is a viable treatment to retain a functional portion of the tooth.

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