Novel approach in the treatment of partially necrosed tooth deploying autologous chemically treated dentinal chips

Annapoorna B.M and Shanmukh Srinivas

Root canal therapy (RCT) is commonly administered for successful treatment of irreversible pulpitis and necrosis due to carious pulpal exposure in mature permanent teeth. In spite of its documented success it has certain shortcomings such as, it’s an expensive procedure, may require multiple appointments, and requires a high level of training and clinical skill. Patients belonging to uninsured, low income group demography with limited access to specialist care often opt for extraction. This case report explores a novel economical and less technique sensitive approach for treating a molar with partial necrosis and apical pathology utilizing activation of latent growth factors in patient’s healthy dentinal tissue. After nine months, the patient was asymptomatic with periradicular
radiolucency was gradually reducing in size.

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