Microsurgical Repair of Root Defects – An Overview

S Pradhan, JIn BoYang, L Wu

Abstract

Root defects can be one of the many reasons for persistent periradicular infections in endodontically treated tooth. Endodontic microsurgical approach can be the treatment option for managing these defects with infections. This article summarizes about the diagnosis of various root defects and describes the general process of microsurgical approach for its repair. Further, it also explains how tooth with root defects can be conserved with endodontic microsurgery instead of extraction and tooth replacement.

Keywords

External root resorption, microsurgical repair, perforation, root defects, vertical root fracture.

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