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Mandibular Incisor Impaction: A Rare Condition

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The purpose of this case report is to present the management of an impacted permanent mandibular left central incisor using a removable appliance. A minor surgery was done to expose the tooth crown and bond an orthodontic button. The removable appliance was used to apply extrusion forces to the impacted tooth. Over a course of six months, the tooth was fully erupted. To recover the lost space of the primary canine, a fixed appliance was bonded on the mandibular arch and retention was placed until the permanent canine erupted. This report demonstrates the importance of early diagnosis and interceptive treatment in cases of tooth impaction.
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Keywords: EARLY DIAGNOSIS; IMPACTED TOOTH; INTERCEPTIVE ORTHODONTICS; MANDIBULAR INCISOR

Document Type: Case Report

Affiliations: 1: Graduate student, Associate professor, Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil 2: Associate professor, Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil;, Email: [email protected]

Publication date: January 1, 2018

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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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