CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · European Journal of General Dentistry 2014; 3(02): 163-166
DOI: 10.4103/2278-9626.134852
Case Report

Combined treatment of a lateral incisor with palato-radicular groove: 1 year follow-up

Gülen Kamak
Department of Periodontology, Erzurum Dental Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey
Sümeyra Akman
1   Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, University of Kirikkale, Kirikkale, Turkey
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Periodontic - endodontic lesion with a palato-radicular groove as a contributing factor for periodontitis is the most important diagnostic and therapeutic challenges faced by periodontists and the maxillary lateral incisors are the most frequently affected teeth. These developmental grooves promotes the accumulation of plaque and calculus, which destroys the sulcular epithelium and later deeper parts of the periodontium, finally resulting in the formation of a severe localized periodontal lesion since proper cleaning of that site is difficult, if not impossible, for the patient. There are different types of treatment such as scaling and root planning, odontoplasty, amalgam restoration, and extraction of the tooth to treat palatogingival groove and associated periodontal bone defects. In this case, a successful management of an endodontic-periodontal combined lesion by combined treatment and guided tissue regeneration was presented.

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01 November 2021

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