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Alsani A, Balhaddad AA. Delayed Eruption of Maxillary Central Incisors Associated with the Presence of Supernumerary Teeth: A Case Report with 18 Months Follow-up. J Contemp Dent Pract 2018; 19 (12):1434-1436.
Aim: The aim of this study is to discuss a case of an 11-year-old pediatric patient, who was diagnosed with delayed eruption of the permanent maxillary central incisors because of palatally impacted supernumerary teeth.
Background: The delayed eruption of permanent teeth can be a result of blocking by supernumerary teeth and over-retained primary teeth. Early diagnosis can help in avoiding the complications. The management of such cases depends on the stage of teeth development, teeth position, and space availability. Treatment may combine both surgical and orthodontic interventions.
Case description: The case was managed by surgically removing the primary retained teeth and supernumerary teeth in two visits then allowing the impacted permanent incisors to erupt without any intervention.
Conclusion: After 18 months follow-up, the two permanent incisors erupted spontaneously with no orthodontic intervention.
Clinical significance: dentists should be aware of the importance of early diagnosis of supernumerary teeth. The management of such cases should be designed by a multidisciplinary team decision.
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