Case 13 Exposing the pulp chamber

Pre-operative x-ray #19

When patient first presented for treatment. Patient was very symptomatic and told me dentist could not find all the canals.

Photo before treatment

Temporary that was in place removed, pulp chamber not touched

Please note: "material" fills mesial half of pulp chamber????

Photo after treatment

Pulp chamber fully exposed all canals easily identified.

All canals need to be readily seen in order to be cleaned properly. The floor of the access opening must be large enough to demonstrate all three or four canals. Please note: The pulp floor is a different color than the walls of the access opening. Follow the color and you will find the canals.