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Post Endodontic Restoration of Severely Decayed Primary Dentition: A Challenge to Pediatric Dental Surgeon

CH Srinivas N, M Jayanthi

Citation Information : Srinivas N C, Jayanthi M. Post Endodontic Restoration of Severely Decayed Primary Dentition: A Challenge to Pediatric Dental Surgeon. World J Dent 2011; 2 (1):67-69.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1057

Published Online: 01-03-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Dental caries is the single most common chronic childhood disease. In early childhood caries, there is early pulpal involvement and gross destruction of the maxillary anterior teeth. This leads to decreased masticatory efficiency, difficulty in speech, psychological problems due to compromised esthetics, development of abnormal tongue habits and subsequent malocclusion. The restoration of severely decayed primary incisors is often a procedure that presents a special challenge to dentists, particularly in an uncooperative child. This case presents the clinical sequence of rehabilitation of upper anterior primary teeth, where endodontic treatments were done chairside followed by the construction of root post using stainless steel and the fabrication of crowns composed of resin.

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