UNUSUAL OBTURATION MATERIAL IN AN IMMATURE TOOTH: A CASE REPORT AND 3-YEAR FOLLOW-UP
Presence of foreign objects in the root canal system may prevent healing or act as a source of infection in the root canal system. Detailed history, clinical and radiographic examination are necessary to identify and retrieve them. A 33-year old female patient required endodontic retreatment for tooth #11. It was diagnosed as previously endodontically treated with asymptomatic apical periodontitis. Wooden objects were incidentally retrieved from the root canal. The tooth was immature and an apical plug of MTA was placed followed by a fiber post and an all-ceramic FPD. A three-year follow up shows that the patient is asymptomatic and the periapical lesion has healed. The retrieval of the objects in this case facilitated cleaning and shaping and eventually the favorable outcome of the case.