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Orthodontic treatment of impacted anterior teeth due to odontomas: a report of two cases

  • Puneet Batra1
  • Ritu Duggal1,*,
  • Om Prakash Kharbanda1
  • Hari Parkash2

1Division of Orthodontics, Department of Dental Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

2Department of Dental Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

DOI: 10.17796/jcpd.28.4.f2114718u87u4712 Vol.28,Issue 4,October 2004 pp.289-294

Published: 01 October 2004

*Corresponding Author(s): Ritu Duggal E-mail: XXX


Two cases are presented where the odontomas had caused the impaction of the anterior teeth and

required a combined surgical and orthodontic treatment to bring these teeth into the arch. In the first

case a large a complex odontome had caused the impaction of the right central incisor, lateral incisor

and canine. In the second case a compound odontome blocked the eruption pathway of the right

central incisor. It is emphasised that radiographic examination of all pediatric patients that present

clinical evidence of delayed permanent tooth eruption or temporary tooth displacement with or without

a history of previous dental trauma should be performed. Early diagnosis of odontomas allows

adoption of a less complex and less expensive treatment and ensures a better prognosis.

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Puneet Batra,Ritu Duggal,Om Prakash Kharbanda,Hari Parkash. Orthodontic treatment of impacted anterior teeth due to odontomas: a report of two cases. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2004. 28(4);289-294.


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