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Eruption of Impacted Permanent Teeth after Treatment of a Dentigerous Cyst: A Case Report

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Dentigerous cysts are the most common developmental odontogenic cysts. It is a benign and asymptomatic intraosseous lesion that affects the bones of the maxillofacial complex, interfering with tooth eruption. Although enucleation is the treatment of choice, marsupialization is the better option for large cysts involving unerupted permanent teeth. The purpose of this article is to report the eruption of impacted permanent mandibular right canine and first and second premolars after marsupialization of an infected dentigerous cyst. Two years after marsupialization and orthodontic treatment, the cyst disappeared and the canine and premolars erupted uneventfully. (J Dent Child 2013;80(2):92-6)
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Keywords: DENTIGEROUS CYST; ERUPTION OF IMPACTED PERMANENT TEETH; MARSUPIALIZATION; ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT

Document Type: Case Report

Affiliations: 1: private practice, Konya Turkey. [email protected] 2: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Selçuk, Konya, Turkey 3: Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Selçuk, Konya, Turkey 4: Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Selçuk, Konya, Turkey 5: private practice, Bandırma, Turkey 6: Department of Pathology, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey

Publication date: May 1, 2013

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  • Acquired after the merger between the American Society of Dentistry for Children and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in 2002, the Journal of Dentistry for Children (JDC) is an internationally renowned journal whose publishing dates back to 1934. Published three times a year, JDC promotes the practice, education and research specifically related to the specialty of pediatric dentistry. It covers a wide range of topics related to the clinical care of children, from clinical techniques of daily importance to the practitioner, to studies on child behavior and growth and development. JDC also provides information on the physical, psychological and emotional conditions of children as they relate to and affect their dental health.
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