Concrescence of permanent maxillary second and third molars: case report of non-surgical root canal treatment.

Denise Foran, Takashi Komabayashi, Louis M. Lin

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Abstract

Concrescence is a rare developmental anomaly with an overall incidence of 0.8% in the permanent dentition. While many case reports describe the treatment of concrescence with extraction, there are few reports of non-surgical root canal treatment (NSRCT), due to the atypical root form, canal morphology, and technical difficulties involved in concrescence. This unique case report describes a technical modification of NSRCT that can retain joined posterior maxillary teeth to maintain natural posterior occlusion without surgical intervention or dental implants, thereby avoiding the risk of damage to a large portion of the alveolar bone near the maxillary sinus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-136
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of oral science
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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