Oral Biol Res.  2019 Mar;43(1):115-120. 10.21851/obr.43.01.201903.115.

Treatment of an impacted inverted tooth: A case report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea.
  • 2Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea. mdenti@chosun.ac.kr

Abstract

An impacted tooth may occur in horizontal, vertical, centripetal, or inverted form. The inverted form often occur in a mesiodens, but a permanent tooth may also take this form. Various treatments are available depending on the depth of the impaction, the space between the dental arch and the teeth, the relationship of the impacted tooth with the adjacent teeth, and potential future complications caused by the impaction. Typically, a tooth deviating from its normal position is an indication for extraction, unless it is supernumerary, it is often desirable to use a treatment method that preserves the impacted tooth. This case study described two successful cases involving pediatric patients at the Dental Hospital of Chosun University who were treated using surgical exposure and orthodontic traction.

Keyword

Impacted tooth; Inverted tooth; Traction

MeSH Terms

Dental Arch
Humans
Methods
Tooth*
Tooth, Impacted
Traction
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