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Impaction of multiple dilacerated primary incisors: a case report

  • Seong-Eun Mo1
  • Jae-Gon Kim1,2,3
  • Yeon-Mi Yang1,2,3
  • Dae-Woo Lee1,2,3,*,

1Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Jeonbuk National University, 54907 Jeonju, Republic of Korea

2Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Jeonbuk National University, 54907 Jeonju, Republic of Korea

3Biomedical Research Institute of Jeonbuk National University Hospital, 54907 Jeonju, Republic of Korea

DOI: 10.22514/jocpd.2023.016

Submitted: 29 October 2022 Accepted: 12 December 2022

Online publish date: 08 March 2023

*Corresponding Author(s): Dae-Woo Lee E-mail:


Dental complications such as defective alveolar bone development, delayed eruption, and tooth impaction are related to neonatal oral intubation. This case report presents an example of potential complications that occur in children who have undergone oral intubation as neonates. A 20-month-old girl visited our pediatric clinic. We observed delayed, non-erupted teeth #51, #71, and #81 and determined a history of intubation during the neonatal period as a related factor. After 22 months of observation, tooth #71 erupted spontaneously. After 40 months of monitoring, teeth #51 and #81 were extracted surgically, and normal permanent teeth erupted six months later. This study is helpful for pediatric anesthesiologists, pediatricians, and dentists who diagnose and treat eruption disorders of the primary dentition.


Oral intubation; Preterm infants; Dilaceration; Primary incisor

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Seong-Eun Mo,Jae-Gon Kim,Yeon-Mi Yang,Dae-Woo Lee. Impaction of multiple dilacerated primary incisors: a case report. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2023.doi:10.22514/jocpd.2023.016.


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