Journal of Oral Science
Online ISSN : 1880-4926
Print ISSN : 1343-4934
Case report
Endodontic treatment of a supernumerary tooth fused to a mandibular second molar: a case report
Jamileh GhoddusiMina ZareiHamid Jafarzadeh
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2006 Volume 48 Issue 1 Pages 39-41


Since abnormal tooth morphology can predispose to caries and periodontal disease, careful management of fused teeth is essential. In this paper we report a rare case of a fused molar and supernumerary tooth and describe its management. Caries was removed from the tooth complex under local anesthesia. The pulp chamber of the super-numerary tooth was exposed without involvement of second molar pulp chamber. The root canal of the supernumerary tooth was prepared using the step back technique and copious irrigation with 2.6% sodium hypochlorite. Obturation using the lateral condensation technique with gutta-percha and AH26 sealer was subsequently performed and final restoration was accomplished with composite resin. Nine months after the treatment, no clinical or radiographic concern is apparent, and the second molar tooth has remained vital. (J. Oral Sci. 48, 39-41, 2006)

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