Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 34--36

Treatment of severely mutilated incisors: A challenge to the pedodontist


M Usha, V Deepak, S Venkat, M Gargi 
 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, V. S. Dental College and Hospital, V. V. Puram, Bangalore - 560 004, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
M Usha
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, V. S. Dental College and Hospital, K. R. Road, V. V. Puram, Bangalore - 560 004, Karnataka
India

Dental caries is the single most common chronic childhood disease. In early childhood caries, there is early carious involvement and gross destruction of the maxillary anterior teeth. This leads to difficulty in speech, decreased masticatory efficiency, development of abnormal tongue habits and subsequent malocclusion and psychological problems if esthetics are compromised. The restoration of severely decayed primary incisors is often a difficult procedure that presents a special challenge to pediatric dentists. This case report documents the restoration of severely mutilated lateral incisors in a patient with early childhood caries.


How to cite this article:
Usha M, Deepak V, Venkat S, Gargi M. Treatment of severely mutilated incisors: A challenge to the pedodontist.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2007;25:34-36


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Usha M, Deepak V, Venkat S, Gargi M. Treatment of severely mutilated incisors: A challenge to the pedodontist. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2007 [cited 2022 Dec 6 ];25:34-36
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