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Use of 3-dimensional endodontic guide in a maxillary premolar tooth with obliterated root canal: a case report [Turk Endod J]
Turk Endod J. Ahead of Print: TEJ-76476 | DOI: 10.14744/TEJ.2022.76476

Use of 3-dimensional endodontic guide in a maxillary premolar tooth with obliterated root canal: a case report

Burçak Gürsoy Emek, Safa Kurnaz, Gülsen Kiraz, Arzu Kaya Mumcu
Department of Endodontics, Kutahya Health Sciences University Faculty of Dentistry, Kutahya, Turkey

The purpose of this case report is to demonstrate direct access to obliterated root canals and root canal treatment with the aid of guided endodontics (GE) created with a 3-dimensional (3D) printer using 3D imaging techniques. A female patient applied to our clinic with the complaint of percussion sensitivity in the left upper second premolar. According to clinical and radiographic examination of the tooth, root canal obliteration was detected, which extending 2 mm below the enamel-cementum border of the involved tooth. The localization of the patient's root canals was determined by cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). The endodontic guide was obtained by transferring the images obtained with the intraoral scanner and the CBCT data to a 3D printer with a special computer program. Root canals were accessed with the use of this guide using endodontic bur. Root canal treatment of the patient was completed with routine endodontic procedures. After the treatment with the aid of GE, it was observed that the patient's symptoms disappeared and the tooth was in function. In the treatment of root canal obliterated teeth, many complications can be prevented by providing a safe endodontic intervention with the aid of GE obtained with 3D printers.

Keywords: Apical Periodontitis, Guided Endodontics, Pulp Canal Calcification



Corresponding Author: Burçak Gürsoy Emek, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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