This paper reports a case of an eight-year-old male who
presented with a primary molar which had previously
undergone a pulpotomy. Subsequently pulpal necrosis,
internal resorption and mobility of the tooth occurred,
complicating the case. A repeat pulpotomy was performed
together with the use of triple-antibiotic paste (TAP).
At the 10-month follow-up no clinical signs of disease were
found. Complete healing of the furcal radiolucency was
demonstrated, with bony infill, no mobility and resolution
of the previous widening of the periodontal ligament.
It appears that TAP may be a viable treatment modality
to enable retention of necrotic primary teeth with a poor