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Periapical radiolucency - Courtesy ROOTS

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From: Barry Goodman
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2009 2:28 AM
Subject: [roots] would like an opinion

This patient had endo done on both molars about 10 years ago by his dentist.  
They are asymptomatic but his dentist is concerned about the periapical 
radiolucency that has formed on the second molar's mesial root.

He has no biting sensitivity and  no tenderness to palpation in the buccal
fold to palpation. This tooth certainly has an apical lesion on the mesial 
root.  Without a CBCT scan I really can't tell if the other apices are 
definitely involved or not.

Is it best to have a scan done before treatment is planned?
Is retreatment of the MB canals the treatment of choice?  Is it better to 
remove the palatal post and retreat all the canals?  It is better to leave 
the crown alone and do an apicoectomy on the mesial roots?  Is it better to 
just go on vacation for two weeks? How about some advice.....- Dr. Barry Goodman

I would disassemble everything and retreat all the canals, - Thomas I agree with Thomas - Fred I also agree, but would go on vacation first. ;-) - RafaŽl Thomas and Fred, Thank you for your opinions. It means a lot to hear what other people think. I do agree that the best option is to disassemble the post and retreat all the roots. I just needed to ask someone else. Sometimes it gets foggy out there and I'm not sure where I am going. Roots is a wonderful resource for all of us. Thanks again.....Barry

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