Intracoronal radiolucency in an incompletely erupted permanent molar with a diagnosis of pericoronitis: Importance of radiographic examination

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Because of clinical signs and symptoms, a diagnosis of pericoronitis in a partially erupted, partially impacted first molar was made. A more thorough diagnosis was made with the help of a periapical radiograph that showed caries and thus revealed an irreversible pulpitis. Appropriate treatment was the result.

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