Oral Biol Res 2019; 43(1): 115-120  https://doi.org/10.21851/obr.43.01.201903.115
Treatment of an impacted inverted tooth: A case report
Jae-Hwan Kim1 , Sang-Ho Lee2 , Nan-Young Lee2 , Myeongkwan Jih2*
1Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea
2Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea
Correspondence to: Myeongkwan Jih, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Chosun University, 309 Pilmun-daero, Dong-gu, Gwangju 61452, Korea.Tel: +82-62-220-3868, Fax: +82-62-225-8240, E-mail: mdenti@chosun.ac.kr
Received: January 22, 2019; Revised: January 31, 2019; Accepted: February 1, 2019; Published online: March 31, 2019.
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An impacted tooth may occur in horizontal, vertical, centripetal, or inverted form. The inverted form often occur in a mesiodens, but a permanent tooth may also take this form. Various treatments are available depending on the depth of the impaction, the space between the dental arch and the teeth, the relationship of the impacted tooth with the adjacent teeth, and potential future complications caused by the impaction. Typically, a tooth deviating from its normal position is an indication for extraction, unless it is supernumerary, it is often desirable to use a treatment method that preserves the impacted tooth. This case study described two successful cases involving pediatric patients at the Dental Hospital of Chosun University who were treated using surgical exposure and orthodontic traction.
Keywords: Impacted tooth, Inverted tooth, Traction

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