ENDODONTICS AND IMPLANT DENTISTRY

ENDODONTICS AND IMPLANT DENTISTRY: Here is an interesting case of endodontics and implant dentistry working hand in hand (the sequence of treatment timeline is from left to right). This patient was diangosed with a symptomatic pulpitis #2 and non-restorable #3 simultaneously. This patient was informed pre-extraction of #3 that a conventional sinus augmentation could be necessary to allow for adequate bone volume for a dental implant. This patient was unwilling to pursue this procedure. After conventional endodontic therapy on #2 and extraction/site preservation of site #3 was done. A CBCT was taken to deterimine that we were able to use a standard sized implant angled in such a manner to follow the palatal root socket of site #3. In this way, the patient was able to get her dental implant without sinus augmentation. This case could not be possible without the aid of the CBCT!

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