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Removing Gutta Percha and Implant Placement: options?

Last Updated July 23, 2018
Reviewed By:  OsseoNews Team

A new 38 year old male patient came with with history trauma tooth #7 had RCT and crown 15 years ago. There has been root resorption that his former dentist has been monitoring and recently recommended extraction. The patient moved and came to see me with the tooth loose. I was able to remove it with my fingers. There is little or no root left, but there is the gutta percha. The patient wants an implant. I have a question as to the best way to remove all the gutta percha. Can I use chloroform to dissolve it like in a normal root canal or will that comprise the bone and its ability to integrate an implant if placed the same day? What are other options? Thank you for your responses.

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