A case of apical fenestration misdiagnosed as persistent apical periodontitis.
We report a case of apical fenestration misdiagnosed as persistent apical periodontitis. The patient was a 55-year-old woman who presented with persistent tooth pain at the right maxillary canine, despite repeated root canal treatment by a general practitioner. When the patient visited Tokyo Dental College Suidobashi Hospital, a CT examination was performed and apical fenestration diagnosed. The patient received an apicoectomy after which the symptoms disappeared. This suggests that dentists should consider the possibility of apical fenestration when examining patients with persistent tooth pain after repeated root canal treatment.
Department of Clinical Oral Health Science, Tokyo Dental College, Tokyo, Japan. email@example.com
SourceThe Bulletin of Tokyo Dental College 53:1 2012 pg 23-6
Root Canal Therapy
Pub Type(s)Case Reports