Year: 2018 | Month: October | Volume: 8 | Issue: 10 | Pages: 289-293
Guiding Impacted Upper Incisor into Normal Alignment: A Case Report
Dr. Anwesha Adak1, Dr. Arpita Sarkar2, Dr. Subrata Saha3, Dr. Subir Sarkar4, Dr. Amit De5, Dr. Khushboo6
1Third year M.D.S. Student, 2Second year M.D.S., 3Professor, 4Professor and HOD, 6First year M.D.S. Student,
Dept. of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College and Hospital, Kolkata.
5Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Periodontics, Haldia Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, West Bengal.
Corresponding Author: Dr. Anwesha Adak
Tooth fails to erupt into normal arch position beyond its normal eruption period due to some local and systemic factors and this condition leads to impaction of that tooth. A 10 year old boy came with a complain of missing upper right central incisor. After clinical and radiographic examinations the condition was treated with surgical exposure of impacted tooth, followed by orthodontic traction and final alignment of incisor was done using 2x4 fix appliance therapy. Diagnosis of non-erupted upper anterior tooth and early treatment in mixed dentition period not only improve esthetics, speech, function but also improve psychosocial life of young child.
Key words: Impacted Incisor, Surgical Exposure, Orthodontic traction, Esthetic.