SPLITTING FOR SURVIVAL – A CASE REPORT

Rahul Ravi, Rubina Tabassum, Gaurang Mistry, Omkar Shetty, Adnan Kheyroolla
2020 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH  
Vertical root fractures of endodontically treated teeth are an exasperating complication that often leads to extraction of the tooth. Early detection and management of vertical root fractures, remain a vexing issue that has caused endless anguish for both the patient as well as the dental practitioner. Bicuspidization is a surgical procedure wherein the mesial and distal roots of primarily the mandibular molars are separated with their respective crown segments. This in turn helps the patient
more » ... helps the patient maintain effective oral hygiene by using an interdental brush, as it eliminates the presence of a furcation. This article elucidates the treatment procedure of a mandibular molar by biscuspidization.
doi:10.36106/ijsr/6012647 fatcat:of7dlikvgngoha5qv4ms473rl4