Case: DT04 – Rootless Tooth!


Case DT04

In this case a Female Patient, 36 years old came to my clinic because she wanted to change her smile, she wasn’t satisfied with her smile and her attitude in life wasn’t perfect. But in the end both of us were surprised!!

Hoping that a new smile will improve her life sytle, she request that I do what ever I can to get her a perfect smile. First of all what I did was take some diagnosis images.

Visual Diagnosis

Primary Frontal View

Primary Frontal View

Logically, anyone will automatically consider composite filling (yes the maxillary anterior teeth) so the first step I did, was remove the debris of the cavity , clean from any caries and get a clean and elegent view to evaluate the floor of the cavity.

Front view

Front View

Slight Tilted Front view

Slight Tilted Front view

Occlusal view

Occlusal view

Even Though the Teeth and Cavity seems deep, no pain was recorded especially in the maxillary right center. The Second step I did was to take a Panorama / X-ray. To evaluate the root condition.


Panoramic X-ray

Panoramic X-ray

If you haven’t noticed it in the panorama, I am pretty sure it will be viable on the Peri-apical X-ray .

Rootless Tooth

Rootless Tooth

I was Shocked, I immediately tested its  mobility and to my Surprise it was only Grade two mobility in the shorter root and Grade 1 in the longer root.

I asked for any history of Trauma, she replied she never fell down or anything…..


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Dr. Mohsen Saeed Ozaibi

A Dentist, Dental Manager at Healthway Medical Center, owner and author on Graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor Degree in Dental Science from Misr International University. A veteran in digital dental content publishing and marketing.

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