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Palatogingival Groove: Management of an Innocuous Culprit of a Perio-endo

Author(s): Anuradha Bhatsange, *Sharanbasappa Japatti, **Kailash Attur

Journal: People's Journal of Scientific Research
ISSN 0974-6358

Volume: 5;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 43;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Palatogingival groove | Periodontal breakdown | Retrograde pulpitis | Bone graft.

Morphological defects occurring in dental structure can be sometimes predisposing factors for the onset of inflammatory processes in the periodontal and/or pulpal tissues. Palatogingival groove is one such defect, most frequently found on the lingual surface of maxillary laterals. Recognition of such a defect is critical and important, especially because of its diagnostic complexity and its further consequences. This case report discusses about the diagnosis and management of such a defect that predisposed the maxillary lateral incisor to periodontal defect leading to retrograde pulpitis.
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