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Management of an infected immature tooth with a talon cusp using regenerative endodontic treatment: A case report

  • Saeed Asgary1,*,
  • Ardavan Parhizkar1
  • Mohammad Samiei1

1Iranian Center for Endodontic Research, Research Institute for Dental Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, 1983963113 Tehran, Iran

DOI: 10.22514/jocpd.2022.025 Vol.46,Issue 6,November 2022 pp.45-49

Published: 01 November 2022

*Corresponding Author(s): Saeed Asgary E-mail:


Objective: Regenerative endodontic treatment (RET) has been considered a successful approach to manage infected immature teeth; however, cases associated with dental anomalies, i.e., talon cusp, need to be further investigated. Case Report: A 7-year-old girl with local swelling associated with the permanent maxillary right central incisor was referred; cone-beam computed tomography revealed a talon cusp, an immature root and two well-defined endodontic lesions. The treatment consisted of regenerative endodontic treatment (RET); the canal was chemically cleaned and a modified triple antibiotic paste was used as intracanal medication. In the next appointment, RET was performed through the creation of blood clot scaffold in the canal covered/sealed with calcium-enriched mixture (CEM) cement. Results: In the 7-day recall session, clinical examination showed that the swelling had completely resolved. At 24-month recall, the treated tooth was asymptomatic and functional. CBCT images demonstrated evidence of maturation in the apical third of the root, healing of two large endodontic lesions and complete dentinal bridge formation beneath CEM cement. Conclusion: RET for an infected immature tooth with a dental anomaly, i.e., talon cusp, may be a desirable treatment option and result in the resolution of endodontic lesions as well as regeneration of new vital tissues; allowing continuous root maturation.


Regenerative endodontics; Calcium-silicate-based cements; Dental anomaly; Immature teeth; Modified triple antibiotic paste

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Saeed Asgary,Ardavan Parhizkar,Mohammad Samiei. Management of an infected immature tooth with a talon cusp using regenerative endodontic treatment: A case report. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2022. 46(6);45-49.


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