Impacted primary tooth: A case report

Ustad, Farheen and Alaajam, Wafa Hassan and Ali, Fareedi Mukram and Alshahrani, Ibrahim (2014) Impacted primary tooth: A case report. International Journal of Research in Health Sciences, 2 (1). pp. 356-358. ISSN (o):2321–7251

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The impaction may be primary, meaning that the teeth never have been erupted or it may be secondary, meaning that the teeth after eruption are reimpacted. Although impaction of permanent teeth is relatively a common finding, the lack of eruption of primary tooth is apparently a rare finding. When it occurs it is almost always a mandibular molar. The exact factor of primary teeth submersion has not yet determined. Suggested factors are ankylosis, congenitally missing permanent teeth, defects in the periodontal membrane, trauma, injury of the periodontal ligament, precocious eruption of the first permanent molar, defective eruptive force, or a combination of these factors. Mainly, the local and genetic theories have attempted to clarify the causal agents in the etiology of infra occlusion. Extraction has been widely recommended as treatment, in order to prevent complications. In this case report u a case of primary impacted deciduous tooth which is a very rare finding.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Dentistry
Divisions: College of Dentistry > Dentistry
Depositing User: Dr WAFA ALAAJAM
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2017 16:29
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2017 16:29

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