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Singh S, Goyal A, Krishan G, Rathore M. Orthodontic Extrusion of an Impacted Maxillary Incisor due to Compound Odontome in an 11-year-old Male Child: A Case Report. J South Asian Assoc Pediatr Dent 2021; 4 (3):193-196.
Odontomes are hamartomous lesions or malformations rather than true neoplasms. They frequently cause impaction, delay in eruption of permanent teeth or even at times deciduous teeth retention. This case report describes treatment for compound odontome in an 11-year-old male who had presented with the chief complaint of excessive space with respect to upper front teeth on left side. Radiographically, a calcified mass was apparent in association with the impacted permanent left maxillary central incisor, which led to failure of permanent upper left central incisor eruption and provisional diagnosis of odontome was made. A sequential surgical approach, odontome removal and exposure followed by orthodontic traction of the impacted tooth with closed eruption technique was followed to achieve proper incisor positioning. Management and close monitoring resulted in successful esthetics, good periodontal health and functional occlusion.
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