Root canal perforation: Causes, prognosis, classificati

Dental Health: Current Research.ISSN: 2470-0886

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Root canal perforation: Causes, prognosis, classification, diagnosis, repair material and clinical management- A quick review

Sameeh Mansour Attar

Ministry of National Guard Jeddah, KSA

: Dent Health Curr Res


Root canal perforation occurs in 2-12% of endodontically treated teeth. It can be caused by either iatrogenic during root canal treatment or pathologic. Root perforation may complicate and reduces the success rate of the root canal treatment, if not managed properly. Multiple factors can affect the treatment outcome of the perforation. Multiple factors assist the clinician decision for treatment. Early recognition of the perforation is crucial for the long-term success. Several materials have been suggested to repair the perforation. It is the dentist responsibility to be aware of the orientation of the tooth structure and the supporting tissue within the oral cavity to avoid this situation. In this presentation, a brief description of the condition and the treatment options would be highlighted.


Sameeh Attar has completed his Bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery at King Abdul-Aziz University Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 1996 and was awarded the Fellowship of the International Congress of Oral Implantology in 2001. He has completed his training program in Endodontic in State University of New York at Buffalo USA, awarded the Fellowship in Endodontic in 2004. He has spent a one-year clinical training program at Eastman Dental institute, London, UK and awarded the Fellowship of the Academy of General Dentistry, USA. He has obtained a Master’s Degree of Science from Alameda University in Health care Administration, joined the National Guard Hospital as a full time Endodontist from 2006 and participate in teaching and training the Endodontic Resident of the Saudi Board in Endodontic.

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