Saudi Endodontic Journal

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 77--80

Mineral trioxide aggregate plug and conventional root canal treatment of traumatized maxillary central incisor with an open apex: Three-year follow-up


Rania Anas Elgailani, Elhadi Mohieldin Awooda 
 Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Elhadi Mohieldin Awooda
Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Sudan, P. O. Box 12810, Khartoum
Sudan

Traumatic dental injuries may cause the loss of a tooth's pulp vitality before the development of the root has been completed. A 12-year-old boy complained of a broken crown of one of his upper front tooth due to falling down. The tooth had a history of previous trauma 1 year ago. Clinically, the tooth was discolored with complicated crown facture. Intraoral periapical radiograph revealed an open apex of 1 mm in width. Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) plug, placed orthogratelly on the apical part, has proven a successful outcome based on a 3-year follow-up. In conclusion, MTA plug is a treatment of choice for cases of small open apex (1-mm diameter or less) of traumatized nonvital permanent teeth.


How to cite this article:
Elgailani RA, Awooda EM. Mineral trioxide aggregate plug and conventional root canal treatment of traumatized maxillary central incisor with an open apex: Three-year follow-up.Saudi Endod J 2020;10:77-80


How to cite this URL:
Elgailani RA, Awooda EM. Mineral trioxide aggregate plug and conventional root canal treatment of traumatized maxillary central incisor with an open apex: Three-year follow-up. Saudi Endod J [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Feb 20 ];10:77-80
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