Case 48 A Good Use for M.T.A

Pre-operative x-ray #6

Number 6 referred because of a perforation accidentally placed while making a post hole.

Immediate post-operative x-ray #6

The canal space that was accidentally placed was located, cleaned, and dried. Viscostat was placed in the perforation for approximately a minute for the apical bleeding to subside. The M.T.A was packed into the perforation using paper points and a large gutta purcha condenser.  Routine x-rays were taken throughout this procedure to make sure M.T.A was well condensed. 

Comment: M.T.A is available for perforations if there are no periodontal pockets going to the perforated area. If a perforation is treated quickly the chances of success are almost 100%.