Free Coronal Pulp Stones: Therapeutic Approach
WidedGlii1, Amira Kikly2, Ameni Chadlia Belghuith1, Foued Brigui1, Neila Zokkar3 and Nabiha Douki3*
1DDS, Department of Dentistry, University Hospital, Sahloul, Tunisia
2DDS, Associate Professor, Department of Dentistry, University Hospital, Sahloul, Tunisia
3DDS, Professor, Department of Dentistry, university hospital, Sahloul, Tunisia
*Corresponding Author: Nabiha Douki, DDS, Professor, Department of Dentistry, university hospital, Sahloul, Tunisia.
Published: November 07, 2023
Pulpal calcifications, also known as pulpal calcific degeneration, are small masses of calcified tissue that obliterate part or almost all of the endodontic network. The presence of these masses can further complicate endodontic treatment, necessitating adaptation of the therapeutic approach. These calcifications can take a variety of clinical forms, posing problems of diagnosis and management. The indication for endodontic treatment cannot be based solely on the presence of a pulp calculus, but on a diagnosis confirmed by a clinical and radiological examination showing the pulp condition of the tooth.
The aim of this article is to illustrate the difficulties and keys to successful endodontic treatment in the presence of pulp calcifications.
Keywords: dental radiography; endodontics; pulp stones