A Rare Case of Concrescence of Upper Left Second and Third Molar ZD01-ZD02
Ann Mary George,
Jalan Batu Hampar, Bukit Baru, Melaka, Malaysia.
Concrescence is the fusion of two or more teeth by cementum alone after the formation of the crown. Concrescent teeth are reported to be found mostly in the posterior maxilla. The presence of concrescent teeth may have influence on diagnosis and treatment planning. The unforeseen complications arising from this condition may result in legal complications. The purpose of this article is to report a rare case of concrescent upper left second and third molar discovered accidentally upon routine extraction, explore the potential complications and discussion of similar cases described in the literature. Even though dental concrescence is found very rarely, it is important that clinicians are informed about its presence to ensure that whenever possible, it is diagnosed prior to surgical intervention. If the clinicians fail to diagnose and neglect to inform the patients regarding the potential risks, the patient may suffer tooth loss and complications leading to potential legal action against the clinician.