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Revista Odonto Ciência (Online)

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FARIA, Maria Isabel Anastacio et al. Endodontic treatment of dental formation anomalies. Rev. odonto ciênc. (Online) [online]. 2011, vol.26, n.1, pp. 88-91. ISSN 1980-6523.

PURPOSE: Dental fusion is defined as the union of two dental germs at some stage of their development. The aim of this article is to report the endodontic treatment of two clinical cases of dental fusion. CASE DESCRIPTION: In the first case, the patient was referred by an orthodontist for endodontic treatment of tooth 12, which was fused to 13. Surgical separation and later replacement of the involved elements in the dental arch was indicated. In the second case, the patient sought dental attendance due to spontaneous pain. In the radiographic exam, gemination in tooth 11 and fusion of 21 with a supernumerary tooth was observed. The fused teeth were endodontically treated, and patients were referred to other dental specialties to reestablish esthetics and function. CONCLUSION: The dentist must be able to diagnose, differentiate and treat these dental anomalies adequately, with the goal of maintaining patients' oral health.

Palavras-chave : Diagnosis; differential; dental pulp; Endodontics; fused teeth; tooth; supernumerary.

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