Complex Apical Intraradicular Infection and Extraradicular Mineralized Biofilms as the Cause of Wet Canals and Treatment Failure: Report of 2 Cases.

@article{Ricucci2016ComplexAI,
  title={Complex Apical Intraradicular Infection and Extraradicular Mineralized Biofilms as the Cause of Wet Canals and Treatment Failure: Report of 2 Cases.},
  author={Domenico Ricucci and George T{\'a}ccio de Miranda Candeiro and Calogero Bugea and Jos{\'e} F Siqueira},
  journal={Journal of endodontics},
  year={2016},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={509-15}
}
This article describes 2 cases that showed persistent intracanal exudation (wet canal) even after several visits of antimicrobial endodontic treatment. Histologic and histobacteriologic investigation was conducted for determination of the cause. The 2 cases involved teeth with apical periodontitis lesions, which presented persistent exudation refractory to treatment after several visits. In case 1, it was not possible to achieve a dry canal, and surgery had to be performed. In case 2, attempts… CONTINUE READING
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