Case 40 Curvature at the Apex

Pre-operative x-ray #31 with
Positive/Negative reversed
Pre-operative x-ray #31
Patient was symptomatic and options were discussed; apicoectomy vs retreatment. Retreatment was the preferred option due to the location of the tooth.




Post - operative x-ray #31
Post-operative x-ray #31 with
Positive/Negative reversed


 Please note curvature of the apex.







Comment: The patient was symptomatic probably due to incomplete cleaning and obturation of the last 4-5mm of the mesial root which was extremely curved. With judicious cleaning of the mesial root and negotiation to the apex, a good fill is now noted. Prognosis is excellent.