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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35-38

A rare case of vestibular sinus tract: A periodontist enigma

Department of Periodontics, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, Karnataka, India

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Disha Nagpal
Department of Periodontics, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/2277-4696.185191

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Sinus tract occurs commonly in teeth with periapical/periodontal infection but the formation of a vestibular opening, causing esthetic compromise and food lodgement, is uncommon. Definitive treatment of a chronic sinus tract requires treatment of the original problem, that is, the necrotic pulp treated by endodontic therapy or by extraction of the tooth. However, at times endodontic therapy may not be adequate necessitating periodontal intervention. The present case had vestibular opening communicating with root canal of concerned tooth appearing ten years after trauma. The diagnosis of such cases can only be made after careful evaluation and the treatment plan has to be modified from the conventional. The success of such cases depends on the regular follow up as presented here and careful observation after each phase of treatment.

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