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CASE REPORT

Management of Bilateral Ectopically Erupting Maxillary Molars: A Case Report

Bourane Ambriss, Carla Moukarzel, Balsam Noueiri

Keywords : Case report, Distal tipping, Ectopic eruption, Interceptive orthodontic treatment, Permanent maxillary first molars

Citation Information : Ambriss B, Moukarzel C, Noueiri B. Management of Bilateral Ectopically Erupting Maxillary Molars: A Case Report. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2019; 12 (2):153-156.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1602

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-04-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Background: Ectopic eruption of the permanent first molar is a common eruption disorder occurring during mixed dentition. The prevalence of this condition ranges from 3% to 4% in children. It is described as an abnormal mesioangular eruption path of the first permanent molar with a possibility of initiating the premature resorption of the distal root of the adjacent primary second molar. Non-treatment can result in the early loss of the second primary molar, space loss, and impaction of second premolars. Various treatment modalities have been mentioned in the literature for the management of ectopic eruption. Aim: This article presents the case of an eight-year-old boy with irreversible bilateral ectopic eruption of the permanent maxillary first molars. Case description: A modifed Croll\'s appliance was the treatment of choice to correct the path of eruption of the latter molars. An activation of the appliance was performed at intervals of two weeks. Conclusion: The result was obtained six weeks later and a regular follow-up was scheduled.


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