Management of an unusual foreign body in periapical tissues of immature permanent maxillary central incisor


Submitted: 24 February 2020
Accepted: 21 June 2020
Published: 26 October 2020
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Root canal treatment of an immature tooth is a significant challenge because of the size of the canal, the thin and fragile dentin walls, and the large open apex. The present report describes a clinical case of apical surgery with a 3-year clinical and radiographic follow-up in an immature permanent maxillary central incisor with persistent apical periodontitis caused by a foreign body in the periapical tissues. Surgical endodontic treatment should be seen as the best choice for treating persistent apical periodontitis. This treatment can manage the infection source and provide a direct hermetic seal of the apical area.


de Almeida Gomes, F., Rodrigues Xavier, S. ., Maniglia Ferreira, C. ., & Geraldo Pappen, F. (2020). Management of an unusual foreign body in periapical tissues of immature permanent maxillary central incisor. Giornale Italiano Di Endodonzia, 34(2). https://doi.org/10.32067/GIE.2020.34.02.02

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