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Management of root perforation: A review

Vijayapriyangha Senthilkumar , Chandana Subbarao


The aim of this review is to discuss the etiology, classification, diagnostic methods, treatment methods, and significant factors for prognosis. The objective is to review the literature through electronic search and hand articles regarding etiology, classification, diagnostic methods, methods of management, and significant factors for prognosis. Root perforation causes communication of tooth to the surrounding tissues which may act as the source of infection if left untreated. Treatment of perforation at the right time reduces the risk of teeth from being severely infected. One should know how to manage perforation to minimize the infective factor damaging the tooth. Successful treatment of root perforation with proper diagnosis and treatment reduces the risk of infection.

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