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Inflammatory Dentigerous Cyst in mixed dentition: a rare sequelae of incomplete endodontic treatment of a primary molar

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Author Details: Divya S Sharma, Ganga Dubey, Richa Agrawal, Prisha Verma, Vinaya Kumar Kulkarni

Volume : 1

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2581-480X

Print ISSN : 2581-4796

Article First Page : 58

Article End Page : 62


Endodontic treatment is a frequent procedure in deciduous dentition due to a high of caries in children. Deciduous teeth require restorations and even endodontic treatment in order to render the dentition in a non-infectious healthy state. Nonetheless many times situation becomes complicated. An inflammatory dentigerous cyst is one such condition, occurs usually in mixed dentition period and differs from developmental variety. Periapical inflammation in pulpally involved deciduous teeth may lead to development of an inflammatory dentigerous cyst in the unerupted permanent successor, creating a dilemma for the treatment. This case report intends to throw light on a rare complication i.e. inflammatory dentigerous cyst associated with failed endodontic treatment of second deciduous molar along with its management. Also this case report emphasizes the importance of sterilization of root canal system of deciduous teeth for complete resolution of periradicular as well as periapical infections. Routine radiographic examinations and follow up visits are equally important.

Key Words: Dentigerous cyst, Endodontic treatment, Enucleation, Inflammatory dentigerous cyst, Mixed dentition