Management of an unerupted dilacerated maxillary central incisor: a case report


KUVVETLI S. S. , Seymen F. , Gencay K.

DENTAL TRAUMATOLOGY, cilt.23, ss.257-261, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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A case with a dilacerated maxillary permanent central incisor, treated with forced eruption technique is illustrated and the results of the 4-year follow up are presented. After the successful eruption of the tooth, the root development was completed and the root canal was obliterated. The 4-year follow up results revealed the tooth to be still functional and the radiographic evaluation showed that the periodontal and periapical tissues were intact and healthy. In conclusion, the impacted dilacerated incisor diagnosed in the early mixed dentition should be treated with the aid of orthodontic traction. The long-term follow up showed that once the tooth is placed in the occlusion properly it may function well esthetically and preserve its periodontal and periapical health.