Case 55 Bone Loss in Furcation Usually Indicates Fracture, USUALLY

Pre Op #30
Root canal with furcation bone loss but not probeable.

Final Film #30

Retreatment completed, no fractures noted in access opening.

Post Op 6 Years #30
Bone completely fills furcation.

Comment: A dirty canal system in a tooth with a root canal is not recognizable on an x-ray. Cleaning the canal system is the only way to ensure that the canals are clean and sterlie. An access opening also can reveal the presence of a fracture many times.