CONSERVATION OF TOOTH BY TREATING DEEP PALATOGINGIVAL GROOVE – A CASE REPORT
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Palatogingival groove is a developmental anomaly that commonly effects palatal surfaces of maxillary lateral incisors. It’s diagnosis is usually missed in a routine examination. It acts as a bacterial port that predisposes pocket formation, concomitant bone loss and pulpal involvement and therefore encouraging the formation of endodontic‑periodontal lesions. They are uncommon anomaly but if present may take part in the pathogenesis of periodontal and endodontic lesions. In this case, the patient presented with deep probing of the groove. The tooth was RCT treated with peri-apical bone loss. The groove was sealed and guided tissue regeneration was done using amniotic membrane.