Orbital pain and headache secondary to overfilling of a root canal

Yaltirik M., Berberoglu H., Koray M., Dulger O., YILDIRIM S. , Aydil B.

JOURNAL OF ENDODONTICS, vol.29, no.11, pp.771-772, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00004770-200311000-00020
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.771-772
  • Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa Affiliated: No


A 35-yr-old woman was referred to the Istanbul University, Faculty of Dentistry, Oral Surgery Department with complaints of orbital pain and headache. Panoramic radiographs showed overfilling of a maxillary premolar, which caused a perforation in the maxillary sinus floor. The etiology, clinical manifestations, and treatment of this complication are discussed with emphasis on early surgical intervention to decrease the risk of a superimposed aspergillosis infection.