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CASE REPORT

Sinus Tract Mimicry: A Case Report

Vivek K Bains, Rhythm Bains, Anju Loomba, Kapil Loomba, S Ganesan

Citation Information : Bains VK, Bains R, Loomba A, Loomba K, Ganesan S. Sinus Tract Mimicry: A Case Report. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2011; 5 (1):52-55.

DOI: 10.5005/johcd-5-1-52

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-01-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Sinus tract adjacent to teeth, or near the apex of any particular tooth, is usually considered to be of endodontic origin and root canal therapy is the primary treatment to achieve its healing; however, at times, it may be associated with periodontal lesion and then requires combined endodontic periodontal treatment. The present case had a sinus tract of combined orthodontic-periodontal origin, mimicking pulpal etiology. Such cases can possibly be diagnosed and treated only after careful evaluation of clinical features and radiographic findings.


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