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The Effect of Early Removal of Mesiodens for the Correction of Central Incisor Rotation

  • Journal of the Korean academy of pediatric dentistry
  • Abbr : J Korean Acad Pediatr Dent
  • 2014, 41(1), pp.64-71
  • DOI : 10.5933/JKAPD.2014.41.1.64
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

이주은 1 김영진 2 Kim, Hyun - Jung 2 NAM Soon-Hyeun 2

1경북대학교 치의학전문대학원 소아치과학교실
2경북대학교

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ABSTRACT

Mesiodens is defined as a supernumerary tooth in the premaxillary region. It can cause several clinicalmanifestations in normal eruption and position of adjacent teeth, such as displacement and impaction. Althoughthe mesiodens accompanied by a clinical complication is indicated for removal, the optimal time of mesiodensremoval is still controversial. Some authors suggest immediate intervention defining the removal of mesiodens assoon as possible after the first detection. On the other hand, others recommend delayed intervention whichdenotes the removal of mesiodens after complete root development of adjacent teeth. This case report is presented with three cases of spontaneous correction and proper alignment of rotatedmaxillary central incisors by extraction of mesiodens when the crowns of rotated incisors were completely formedwhile the roots of them were at an early developmental stage.

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