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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 168-171

Bilateral cervicoenamel projection and its management: A case report with lingual involvement

Department of Periodontics, Government Dental College and Hospital, Aurangabad - 431 001, Maharashtra, India

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Nilofar B Attar
Room No.-151, Department of Periodontics, Government Dental College and Hospital, Ghati, Aurangabad - 431 001, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.60233

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Bacterial plaque has been implicated as the primary etiological factor in the initiation and progression of periodontal disease. Anatomic factors such as cervical enamel projections, enamel pearls, and developmental grooves are often associated with advanced, localized periodontal destruction. Enamel projections and pearls are mostly associated with molars. Enamel projections in the furcation areas of molars have no true attachment and are therefore highly susceptible to the creation of a deep periodontal pocket. A close association has been reported in the past between enamel projection and furcation involvement. Here, we present a case report with bilateral cervical-enamel projection and its management by flap operation with odontoplasty, and regenerative procedure by placement of graft in the osseous defect. Decreased pocket depth and a gain in clinical attachment level were observed on follow-up.

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