Iatrogenic Damage to the Periodontium Caused by Endodontic Treatment Procedures: An Overview

Aishwarya Bhat 1, *, Syed Sirajuddin 2, Sandeep S Prabhu 2, Sachidananda Chungkham 2, Chandrasekhar Bilichodmath 2
1 25108 Market PI Dr, Katy, Texas-77494, USA
2 Department of Periodontology, Rajarajeswari Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore-560074, Karnataka, India

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The tooth, the pulp tissue within it and its supporting structures should be viewed as one biologic unit. The interrelationship of these structures influences each other during health, function and disease. The interrelationship between periodontal and endodontic diseases has aroused much speculation, confusion and controversy. The endodontium and periodontiumare closely related and disease or damage of one tissue may lead to the involvement of the other.

Keywords: Bifurcation, cavity, endodontic procedure, iatrogenic damage, pulp, root canal filling.