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Saumya N Pandey, Anshul Sharma
Keywords : Orthodontic traction, Supernumerary tooth, Surgical exposure,Impacted incisor
Citation Information : Pandey SN, Sharma A. From Disharmony to Harmony: Management of Impacted Central Incisor with the Combined Surgical and Orthodontic Approach. J South Asian Assoc Pediatr Dent 2019; 2 (1):1-4.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 00-06-2019
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
Introduction: Supernumerary teeth in the maxillary midline are common. Early detection of such teeth is important if pathological complications are to be avoided. Supernumerary teeth are the main cause of impaction of maxillary incisors. Impacted maxillary incisors can have a major impact leading to dentofacial malocclusion in an individual. Case report: In this reported case, the occlusal radiographic view of a 10-year-old boy revealed an impacted supernumerary tooth in the maxillary anterior region, which was interfering with the eruption of the permanent left central incisor. The impacted supernumerary tooth was surgically removed, and the impacted maxillary left central incisor was moved into its proper position with surgical exposure and orthodontic traction force, after which it showed excellent stability. Conclusion: Impaction of the maxillary permanent incisor is not a frequent case in pediatric dentistry, but its treatment is challenging because of the importance of these teeth in facial esthetics and developing child psychology.
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