As we know, fractures are common in the world of dentistry and can occur with all ages, although they are more common in people above the age of 25.
The patient in this video had been seeing his general dentist for a number of years on a regular basis for treatment of his periodontal disease. The last several years he has complained of sensitivity to chewing, cold and touch on the lower right side, which seemed to be getting worse, so he began using a desensitizing tooth paste.
The tooth tested vital, x-ray showed no signs of endodontic involvement so he was refer for examination.
Perioscopy revealed what his dentist could not find; a root fracture that extended from under his gold crown and into the root structure. Prior to Perioscopy technology, this patient would have required exploratory surgery.
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