FRACTURED TOOTH? OR IS IT?

FRACTURED TOOTH? OR IS IT?: This case presented to us 6 months ago with concern of a fractured tooth (note the periradicular lesion associated with distal root…the so called J-Shaped lesion). This tooth also exhibited deep periodontal probing. Radiographic survey and clinical exam would be suggestive to a strong possibility of non-restorable fracture. However, we were unable to definitively identify one on CBCT and the patient was highly motivated to try and save the tooth. Low and behold, 6 months later the distal root lesion has completely resolved. We are still keeping an eye on the mesial root as it possesses a smaller lesion, but not completely resolved. Pretty cool….

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