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VOLUME 8 , ISSUE 6 ( September, 2007 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Total Impaction of Deciduous Maxillary Molars: Two Case Reports

Kaan Gündüz, Mehtap Muğlali, Samet Inal

Citation Information : Gündüz K, Muğlali M, Inal S. Total Impaction of Deciduous Maxillary Molars: Two Case Reports. J Contemp Dent Pract 2007; 8 (6):64-71.

DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-8-6-64

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 00-09-2007

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2007; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

The purpose of this report is to present two cases of totally impacted maxillary deciduous molars, considered a rarity in dental practice.

Background

Primary tooth impaction is quite rare during the development of primary dentition. Various factors contribute to the impaction of a deciduous tooth, including anklyosis, 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.

Reports Case #1

An 18-year-old male presented with a complaint of spontaneous repetitious pain in the maxillary right premolar region. The maxillary right second premolar was clinically absent. Panoramic and periapical radiographs revealed an impacted second premolar close to the inferior wall of the maxillary sinus and an impacted deciduous molar deeply embedded in bone within the maxillary sinus.

Case #2

A 14-year-old girl presented with a complaint of crowding of the maxillary teeth. The maxillary right second premolar and the maxillary permanent canines were clinically absent. A panoramic radiograph revealed an impacted maxillary right second premolar and an impacted deciduous molar embedded within bone close to the inferior wall of the maxillary sinus.

Summary

The total impactation of deciduous teeth is a rare condition, and few cases have been reported in the literature. The condition generally affects the mandibular second deciduous molar and the maxillary first deciduous least often. In this paper, two cases of totally impacted maxillary deciduous molars are reported.

Citation

Gündüz K, Muğlali M, Inal S. Total Impaction of Deciduous Maxillary Molars: Two Case Reports. J Contemp Dent Pract 2007 September; (8)6:064-071.


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