Spot the Gutta

This was a bizarre case. Patient came from another state to Bangalore for a wedding. Came to the clinic with acute pain. She said that she had endo and crown done the previous week. She told me that the doctor who treated her used a microscope and also showed her pictures of three canals filled. I told her that on the radiograph, it looked liked her dentist had attempted to fill one canal. She was quite sure that she saw pictures of three canals filled. I removed the crown, reopened the access cavity and to my surprise found gutta percha mesially. It was in the periodontal ligament!

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