Calcific metamorphosis: An insight

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Trauma to the dental hard tissues often leads to clinical complications and the management appears as a challenge to the practitioner. The incidence of calcific metamorphosis is bound to be approximately 4 - 24%. Following calcific metamorphosis, attempt to negotiate canals and working through it to the full working length may lead to iatrogenic complications such as separated instrument, perforation etc. Calcific metamorphosis is distinguished by hard tissue deposition within the pulp space and the characteristic yellowish discoloration of the crown. Various practitioners proposed the treatment modalities for CM according to their experience and suggested that the treatment should be carried out with the earliest detection of CM or to wait and treat till the symptoms or radiographic signs of pulpal death are noticed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-202
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Toxicology
  • Law
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


Dive into the research topics of 'Calcific metamorphosis: An insight'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this