PRESERVATION OF PRIMARY SECOND MOLAR WITH CONGENITALLY MISSING SECOND PREMOLAR: A CASE REPORT
Insha Showkat*, Naveen Manuja, Seema Chaudhary, Neha Priya
The mandibular second premolar is the most frequently absent tooth after third molars with a reported prevalence of 2.4 to 4.3 percent in different populations. Primary second molars without a permanent successor remain in place beyond the time of normal exfoliation. Such teeth preserve the space and prevent resorption of the alveolar bone; thus, they can serve as a long term temporary solution until prosthetic rehabilitation. This paper reports a case of non-syndromic bilaterally congenitally missing second premolars in the mandibular region and its management.
Keywords: Succadaneous missing teeth, congenital absence, second premolar, root canal treatment, gutta percha.
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