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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 723753, 4 pages
Case Report

Mandibular Bone and Soft Tissues Necrosis Caused by an Arsenical Endodontic Preparation Treated with Piezoelectric Device

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University Magna Graecia, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
2University Magna Graecia, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
3Maxillofacial Unit, University Magna Graecia, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy

Received 26 May 2013; Accepted 17 July 2013

Academic Editors: L. N. De Souza and T. Hata

Copyright © 2013 A. Giudice et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper describes a case of wide mandibular bone necrosis associated with significant soft tissues injury after using an arsenical endodontic preparation in the right lower second molar for endodontic purpose. Authors debate about the hazardous effects of the arsenic paste and the usefulness of piezosurgery for treatment of this drug related bone necrosis.