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Delayed eruption of maxillary permanent central incisors as a consequence of mesiodens: a surgical re-treatment approach

  • Renata Simões Moraes'1
  • João Alfredo Farinhas1
  • Rogerio Gleiser1
  • Laura Guimarães Primo1,*,

1Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

DOI: 10.17796/jcpd.28.3.e137l87242t86222 Vol.28,Issue 3,July 2004 pp.195-198

Published: 01 July 2004

*Corresponding Author(s): Laura Guimarães Primo E-mail:;


The presence of mesiodens can cause some clinical problems. This paper reports a case of delayed

eruption of permanent central incisors in a nine-year-old male as a consequence of a mesiodens and

three surgical approaches prior to the eruption of incisors, which occurred after the third surgery when

the crown was exposed and submitted to a gentle luxation.

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Renata Simões Moraes',João Alfredo Farinhas,Rogerio Gleiser,Laura Guimarães Primo. Delayed eruption of maxillary permanent central incisors as a consequence of mesiodens: a surgical re-treatment approach. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2004. 28(3);195-198.


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