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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 152-155

Iatrogenic mid-root perforation of fused teeth


1 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Centre for Dental Education and Research, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Periodontics, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Source of Support: The Case was performed with the help of resources available at Centre for dental for education and research, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1658-5984.112710

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Fusion is defined as a union between the dentin and/or enamel of two or more distinct dental sprouts that occurs at any stage of the dental organ. Its prevalence ranges from 0.5%-2.5% in the primary dentition alone and 0.1%-1% of the primary as well as the permanent dentition. These fused teeth can cause various problems such as caries, periodontal disease, abnormal eruption, impaction or an ectopic eruption of an adjacent tooth and reported in the literature. However this paper documented an unusual case of iatrogenic root perforation of fused permanent lower anterior teeth during inter maxillary fixation.


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