An unusual case of root perforation caused by surgical trephination

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Abstract

Aim

To present the diagnosis and management of an unusual case of root perforation caused by surgical trephination.

Summary

A root perforation caused by surgical trephination on a maxillary lateral incisor with diagnosis of symptomatic chronic periradicular periodontitis was managed with standard root canal preparation and filling with thermoplasticized gutta-percha. Recall radiographs up to 1 year revealed healing of the periapical lesion.

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