Endodontic Management of Hypercementosis in Conjunction with Asymptomatic Apical Periodontitis: A Case Report

Gabriela E.I. Heredia, Santiago H.M. Morales, Juan C.M. Niño, James L. Gutmann
2019 Open Dentistry Journal  
Hypercementosis is characterized by an excessive deposit of dental cementum. While it is considered a benign pathology, it can sometimes be associated with a chronic pulpal or periapical infection. Furthermore, its management is complex, because establishing an accurate apical limit for a root canal procedure is not always possible. Methods: When a periapical lesion is present, a conservative, surgical approach to remove the inflammatory tissue from the periapical lesion can be considered as a
more » ... be considered as a treatment option. Conclusion: This paper reports on the management of a tooth with hypercementosis accompanied by an asymptomatic apical periodontitis affecting a left mandibular second molar.
doi:10.2174/1874210601913010296 fatcat:hfucawedmvctngk2ickx5j7ia4