Management of perforations: four cases from two private practices with medium- to long-term recalls.

By Ree M, Schwartz R

Date: 10/2012
Journal: JOE


Purpose: to present 4 perforation repairs performed in 2 private practices ,3 nonsurgical and 1 surgical, with 4.5- to 13-years recalls.


•Cases were selected with different clinical scenarios.

•Three nonsurgical cases were retreated, repaired with MTA and restored. The fourth case was  a surgically repaired.

•Recalls up to 13 years are presented.

Result  :

Perforation repair was shown to be successful in this case series, the teeth were preserved, and extraction was avoided

Clinical Significance

Proper management of  perforation repairs can result in long-term clinical success.