Korean J Orthod.  1998 Dec;28(6):991-999.

Orthodontic traction of impacted tooth

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  • 1Department of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, Yonsei University, Korea.

Abstract

Tooth impact on may lead to malocclusion, root resorption, cyst or aberrant changes in adjacent teeth Clinical and radiographic examinations are used to locate the impaction, and appropriate treatment plans must be made to relocate the impacted tooth. When surgically exposing the impacted tooth, periodontal considerations to conserve maximum amount of soft and hard tissue are used Oral hygiene instructions are emphasized to maintain sound periodontal health. Securing enough space for .the impacted tooth and proper anchorage is important. Proper use of force and mechanics is crucial to prevent such complications as root resorption. Various patterns of orthodontic traction may be employed as situation permits. Most impaction cases can be managed with orthodontic traction to restore function and esthetics, provided that early detection and proper diagnosis and treatment planning are made.

Keyword

Impaction; Orthodontic traction; Perlodontal consideration

MeSH Terms

Diagnosis
Esthetics
Malocclusion
Mechanics
Oral Hygiene
Root Resorption
Tooth
Tooth, Impacted*
Traction*
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