A Rare Presentation of an Incomplete Vertical Fracture in the Furcation Area of a Mandibular Molar and its Multidisciplinary Management ZD01-ZD03
Dr. Sumita Bhagwat,
406/27 Siddhacha l Phase 5, Pokhran Road 2, Thane West-400610, Maharashtra, India.
Specialists in the dental field often get habituated to having a partial or biased assessment of clinical findings or disorders by virtue of practicing a niche speciality over long periods of time. This can lead to a disadvantage to the patient in terms of prognosis unless a wider and all encompassing prespective is inculcated and maintained. Often in the field of endodontics, a patient presents with a finding which leads to a terminal conclusion of extraction. However, with an aim of preserving the tooth, if various principles of treatment modalities of other branches of dentistry are employed, the prognosis can take a 360° turn for successful preservation of the tooth in the arch in complete functional state. We present one such case of an incomplete vertical fracture in the furcation area of a mandibular molar, destined for extraction, but conserved with concomitant orthodontic banding followed by intentional surgical bicuspidisation and full coverage restoration.