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Decompression for Unerupted Primary Mandibular Second Molars Associated with Physical Barriers: Case Reports

  • Dae-Woo Lee1
  • Jae-Gon Kim1
  • Yeon-mi Yang1,*,

1Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Institute of Oral Bioscience, School of Dentistry, Chonbuk Natioinal University, Republic of Korea

DOI: 10.17796/1053-4628-42.2.12 Vol.42,Issue 2,March 2018 pp.150-154

Published: 01 March 2018

*Corresponding Author(s): Yeon-mi Yang E-mail:


Primary impaction of primary teeth might be due to genetic predisposition or physical disturbance including odontoma, supernumerary tooth, and crowded tooth. Among them, calcific deposit or odontoma is commonly associated with primary dentition. Early diagnosis and treatment is the key to prevent complications. However, results of treatment may vary depending on the condition of unerupted tooth. Here we report two clinical cases of unerupted primary mandibular second molars with physical barriers such as compound odontoma and calcific deposit focusing on diagnostic means and the importance of early treatment of these lesions.


Odontoma, Decompression, Impacted tooth

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Dae-Woo Lee,Jae-Gon Kim,Yeon-mi Yang. Decompression for Unerupted Primary Mandibular Second Molars Associated with Physical Barriers: Case Reports. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2018. 42(2);150-154.


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