A Novel Therapeutic Approach for a Palato-Gingival Groove: An Endo-Perio Treatment

  • Dr. Jayant R Ambulgekar Consulting Periodontist, Ambulgekar Dental Clinic,Dashmesh Nagar, Osmanpura,Aurangabad
  • Dr. Rizwan Sanadi Reader, Dept of Periodontics,YMT Dental College & Hospital, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai
  • Dr Manan Doshi Final Year Post Graduate Student, Dept of Periodontics,YMT Dental College & Hospital, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai
  • Dr. Nitin Gorwade Assistant Professor, Dept. of Periodontics,Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Mumbai
  • Dr Aniruddha Deshpande Senior Lecturer, Dept of Periodontics,CSMSS Dental College & Hospital, Aurungabad
  • Dr. Vishwas Kadam Senior Lecturer, Dept of Oral Medicine Diagnosis & Radiology,CSMSS Dental College & Hospital, Aurungabad
Keywords: Developmental grooves, pulpal problems, periodontal disease


Developmental grooves (palato-gingival groove), initiates on enamel & can extend a significant distance on the root surface, providing a plaque-retentive area that is difficult to instrument. Thus, it creates an accessibility problem. The simultaneous existence of pulpal problems & inflammatory periodontal disease can complicate diagnosis & treatment planning & affect the sequence of care to be performed.


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