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ML Salas AC McClellan SR MacNeill KM Satheesh CM Cobb

  title={ML Salas AC McClellan SR MacNeill KM Satheesh CM Cobb},
  author={M. Salas and A. McClellan and S. Macneill and K. Satheesh and C. Cobb},
This case report describes an interproximal cervical lesion caused by the incorrect use of dental floss. A 58-year-old man who was asymptomatic, presented with unusual notch-like cervical lesions. After clinical and radiographical examinations, it was concluded that the aetiology of these lesions was an incorrect flossing technique. The treatment plan included extraction of maxillary 3rd molars and reeducation of the patient in oral hygiene technique. Conclusion: These lesions are irreversible… 

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