Palatogingival Groove: A Cause for Periapical Infection

Bharti, Ramesh; Chandra, Anil; Tikku, Aseem Prakash; Arya, Deeksha
April 2012
International Journal of Prosthodontics & Restorative Dentistry;Apr-Jun2012, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p61
Academic Journal
Case Study
The palatal groove is a developmental anomaly; when it is present in a tooth, it causes periodontal as well as endodontic problems. These grooves often present a challenge to the clinicians as diagnosing and treatment planning that requires an interdisciplinary treatment approach. This case report describes the successful collaborative management of a maxillary lateral incisor with an extensive palatal groove, using a combination of surgical endodontic therapy along with periodontal therapy.


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