The use of calcium hydroxide as intracanal medication for the apexification of teeth with incomplete root formation

Jefferson José de Carvalho Marion, Frederico Campos Manhães, Thais Mageste Duque, Suellen Denuzzi Achitti

The objective of this study was to present, through a clinical case, the treatment of two traumatized dental elements with incomplete root formation, extensive periapical lesion and root resorption. The treatment of choice for teeth with incompletely formed apices was the apexification by changing the intracanal medication to promote apical closure, periapical lesion repair as well as root resorption stabilization. The intracanal dressing, calcium hydroxide paste mixed with propyleneglycol as a vehicle, was changed a total of four times during a period of one year and two months. It has been concluded that this technique for apexification provides favorable conditions for the closure of root apices as well as repairing periapical lesions and stabilizing root resorption.

Keywords: Apexification. Incomplete root formation. Calcium hydroxide. Intracanal dressing. Dental traumatism.

How to cite: Marion J, Manhães FC, Duque TM, Achitti SD. The use of calcium hydroxide as an intracanal medication for the apexification of immature permanent teeth: a case report. Dental Press Endod. 2012 July-Sept;2(3):67-73.

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