This week in the clinic: Pulp stone

This week I have a case of a pulp stone in the root canal space of a maxillary canine.  Pulp stones are incidental findings and do not need treatment.  This case is slightly enlarging the shape of the root canal.  Pulp stones present as a radiopaque entity in either the pulp chamber and/or root canal space.  They may be either singular or multiple.  It is important to note their presence should the tooth associated with a pulp stone ever need endodontic treatment.  Check out the case below. Click the image to enlarge.

For more information and other radiographs of pulp stones check out my page on pulp stones.

Enjoy!

This week in the clinic is a weekly series featuring cases I have come across since I started in the dental field.  These cases have been collected from throughout the United States and world.  While the series title is ‘This week in the clinic’, that does not necessarily mean the case was actually seen this week in the clinic.

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About Dr. Shawneen Gonzalez

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist having fun finding cool things on radiographs. :)

Posted on July 15, 2011, in Cases and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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