Nonsurgical treatment of extraoral lesions caused by necrotic nonvital tooth

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol. 1986 Jun;61(6):618-23. doi: 10.1016/0030-4220(86)90107-6.


Two cases of extraoral fistula on the chin--caused by necrotic pulp of lower anterior teeth--are being presented. A paste consisting of equal amounts of calcium hydroxide and iodoform mixed with glycerin was used. It is concluded that the positive results of this method of treatment were due to the therapeutic properties of the paste. The historical background of similar pastes is--in retrospect--briefly reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Chin
  • Dental Fistula / etiology
  • Dental Fistula / therapy*
  • Dental Pulp Necrosis / complications
  • Dental Pulp Necrosis / therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incisor
  • Male
  • Periapical Diseases / complications
  • Periapical Diseases / therapy
  • Root Canal Therapy*