Iatrogenic Damage to Periodontium by Restorative Treatment Procedures: An Overview

Syed Sirajuddin*, Kumuda M Narasappa, Veenadharini Gundapaneni, Sachidananda Chungkham , Ambica S Walikar
Department of Periodontology, Rajarajeswari Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore-560074. Karnataka, India

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The regenerative capability found in most other tissues is not possessed by teeth. Hence, enamel or dentin once lost as a result of caries, trauma, wear, and restorative materials must be replaced to restore form and function. Teeth require preparation to receive restorations, and these preparations must be based on fundamental principles from which basic criteria can be developed to help predict the success of restorative treatment.

Keywords: Iatrogenic effect, pulp, restorative materials, root caries, trauma.