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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015, 3(1), 13-15
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-1-5
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Characterizing Extreme Dehiscence of a Maxillary Molar

Khurshid A Mattoo1, , Satyam Khare2 and K Nagaraju3

1Department of Prosthodontics, College of dentistry, Jazan University, Jazan, KSA

2Department of Anatomy, Subharti Medical College, Subharti University, Meerut, India

3Department of oral medicine and radiology, Subharti Dental College, Subharti University, Meerut, India

Pub. Date: January 06, 2015

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Khurshid A Mattoo, Satyam Khare and K Nagaraju. Characterizing Extreme Dehiscence of a Maxillary Molar. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015; 3(1):13-15. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-1-5


Fenestrations and dehiscence’s are variations of the natural teeth and the alveolar bone that are significant not only to anatomy and periodontology but also to a prosthodontist who should be able to characterize such natural and normal features within his dental prosthesis. Although their etiology has been attributed to heavy occlusal forces, this article presents a case where opposing occlusion did not exist and patient's history revealed that the dehiscence was aggravated after removal of opposing teeth thus suggesting a strong relation between degree of dehiscence and lack of occlusal forces.

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