The hopeless tooth: When is treatment futile? Major factors affecting the prognosis of the strategic tooth

John W. Harrison, Timothy A. Svec

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The decision to place a tooth in the hopeless category is by no means a simple one. There is always the possibility of being wrong, the possibility that this tooth may prove to be the exception and, against all odds, survive as a functioning component of the masticatory apparatus. These are the decisions that make us dentists rather than technicians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)846-850
Number of pages5
JournalQuintessence international
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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