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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 614129, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/614129
Case Report

Endodontic Management of Mandibular Second Molar Fused to a Supernumerary Tooth, Using Spiral Computed Tomography as a Diagnostic Aid: A Case Report

1Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sharad Pawar Dental College, Sawangi (Meghe), Maharashtra, Wardha, India
2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sharad Pawar Dental College, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, India
3Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Rural Dental College, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, India

Received 22 March 2012; Accepted 26 June 2012

Academic Editors: R. A. de Mesquita and Y. S. Khader

Copyright © 2012 Kavitarani Rudagi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Fusion is a developmental anomaly characterized by the union of two adjacent teeth. In this paper we report a rare case of fusion involving permanent mandibular second molar with supernumerary tooth. The rarity with which this entity appears, along with its complex characteristics, often makes it difficult to treat. The use of high-end diagnostic imaging modalities such as spiral computed tomography can help the clinician in making a confirmatory diagnosis and determining the treatment plan before undertaking the actual treatment. In the present case, we have used spiral computed tomography (SCT) for better understanding the complicated root canal morphology of the fused tooth and successful management of this rare case.