FREQUENCY OF PALATOGINGIVAL GROOVE IN MAXILLARY INCISORS

  • Aamir Mehmood Khan Assistant Professor, Khyber College of Dentistry, Peshawar
  • Shahzad Ali Shah Associate Professor College of Dentistry, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
  • Fayyaz Alam Assistant Professor, College of Dentistry, Al Jouf University, Saudi Arabia
  • Asmat Ullah Assistant Professor, Khyber College of Dentistry, Peshawar
  • Ambreen Humayun Assistant Professor, Peshawar Dental College, Peshawar
  • Sundus Nisar Demonstrator, Peshawar Dental College, Peshawar
  • Fatima Mujizza Mian House Surgeon, Khyber College of Dentistry, Peshawar
Keywords: Palatogingival groove, maxillary incisors

Abstract

Embryological hazards are frequently seen in the region of maxillary incisors. PGG is a growth defect of the tooth present on the palatal surface of maxillary anterior teeth. In this anomaly, a groove begins in the central fossa, extends across the cingulum, and extends gingivally with varying depths and distance. The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of PGG in the maxillary central and lateral incisors of the patients visiting Khyber College of Dentistry, Peshawar. A total of 250 patients were examined at Khyber College of Dentistry, Peshawar for the palatogingival groove visually. Palatogingival groove was present in 7.6% of central incisors and 13.4% of lateral incisors.

Published
2019-05-01
How to Cite
Khan, A. M., Shah, S. A., Alam, F., Ullah, A., Humayun, A., Nisar, S., & Mian, F. M. (2019). FREQUENCY OF PALATOGINGIVAL GROOVE IN MAXILLARY INCISORS. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal, 39(1), 82-84. Retrieved from http://www.podj.com.pk/index.php/podj/article/view/355
Section
Conservative Dentistry