Palato-gingival groove: An innocuous culprit for endo-perio lesion

Authors

  • Rafeza Sultana Determent of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Md. Shamsul Alam Determent of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v9i3.29397

Keywords:

Endo-perio lesion, Palato-gingival groove

Abstract

This case report represents the clinical management of tooth with palato-gingival groove in a right maxillary lateral incisor with endo-perio lesion leading to dento-alveolar abscess and sinus tract. The right maxillary lateral incisor was examined clinico-radiographically. On clinical examination, the offending tooth revealed localized swelling and an intraoral draining sinus pointing on the labial gingiva without any evidence of caries, discoloration and trauma. The palatal surface of lateral incisor showed a groove with mild calculus embedded in it. The radiographic examination revealed periapical radiolucency. This case provides an evidence of morphological defect of tooth. Complete clinical and radiological examination and adequate knowledge of such morphological/ developmental defects of teeth are necessary for recognition and identification especially because of their diagnostic complexity and further consequences.

 

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Author Biography

Rafeza Sultana, Determent of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka

 

 

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Published

2016-09-06

How to Cite

Sultana, R., & Alam, M. S. (2016). Palato-gingival groove: An innocuous culprit for endo-perio lesion. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal, 9(3), 156–159. https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v9i3.29397

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Case Reports