Obturation of a Retained Primary Mandibular Second Molar with Missing Successor Using Gutta-percha: A Case Report

Nagesh Bolla , Balaram D Naik , Sarath Raj Kavuri , Lakshmi Deepa Velagala

Abstract



Primary teeth have one very distinct feature which sets them apart from the permanent dentition: they undergo physiological resorption leading to shedding. In certain conditions like agenesis of permanent tooth bud, the underlying force for resorption is missing resulting in retained tooth. When such a retained tooth presents with carious pulp exposure, endodontic treatment helps to maintain the space and prevents arch length discrepancy. This article presents a case report of root canal treatment of retained mandibular primary molar with congenitally missing second premolar obturated with guttapercha.

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