mesio-occlusal


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mesio-occlusal

 [me″ze-o-ŏ-kloo´zal]
pertaining to or formed by the mesial and occlusal surfaces of a tooth, or the mesial and occlusal walls of a tooth cavity.

me·si·o-oc·clu·sal

(mē'zē-ō-ō-klū'săl),
Denoting the angle formed by the junction of the mesial and occlusal surfaces of a bicuspid or molar tooth.
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The second part of the survey described four different case scenarios of a five-year-old patient who was medically well and presented with a mesio-occlusal cavity in tooth 85 with varying symptoms and signs.
In the treatment choices selected for a mesio-occlusal cavity tooth 85 resulting in loss of more than half the marginal ridge, although with no clinical symptoms but an associated sinus for a non-anxious child patient, pulpectomy (calcium hydroxide and zinc oxide) was selected by 8/32 respondents whilst extraction with LA by 4/32 and other treatments by 6/32 postgraduates.
PG preferences for a patient with a mesio-occlusal cavity in tooth 85 resulting in loss of more than half the marginal ridge and with a history of pulpal pain and with signs of pulpal involvement with an associated sinus the preferred option was extraction.