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IP International Journal of Periodontology and Implantology


Concealed deciduous root fragment-cause of recurrent gingival pain: A case report


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Author Details: Nirupama Tayal, Deepak Kochar, Shiva Gupta, Rasveen Kaur, Supreet Kaur Thind

Volume : 3

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2457-0087

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Article First Page : 30

Article End Page : 31


Abstract

Radiographs are the most useful imaging technique from a clinical perspective when broad coverage of the jaws is needed for diagnosis. Several incidental finding can be seen such as impacted teeth, carotid artery calcification, variants in anatomical landmarks, foreign bodies and retained root fragments. Even though, embedded roots have come across as incidental radiographic findings without any symptoms these roots can cause difficulties in some dental treatments. So here, we report a case of pain and tenderness in lower molar tooth region which was a consequence of retained root fragment.

Keywords: Deciduous dentition, Embedded portion, Gingivitis, Retained root fragment, Root resorption, Periodontitis.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2457-0087.2018.0006