Korean J Orthod.  2005 Apr;35(2):148-152.

The treatment of an impacted canine related with a miniplate inserted for mandibular fracture

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Orthodontics, Dong-San Medical Center, School of Medicine, Keimyung University, Dongsan-Dong 194, Jung-Gu, Daegu, Korea. hsh99@dsmc.or.kr
  • 2Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Kyungpook National University, Korea.
  • 3Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Kyungpook National University, Korea.

Abstract

This case report describes the treatment of an impacted tooth in relation to pediatric mandibular fracture. A 10-year-old girl presented with an impacted mandibular canine related with a miniplate in the left mandibular body area. An ordinary surgical traction ended in failure. Good occlusion was established by removal of the miniplate. It would be considered important to make an exact diagnosis of the cause and remove the mechanical obstruction instantly for successful orthodontic treatment of an impacted tooth.

Keyword

Impacted mandibular canine; Miniplate; Fracture

MeSH Terms

Child
Diagnosis
Female
Humans
Mandibular Fractures*
Tooth, Impacted
Traction
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