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VOLUME 8 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2015 ) > List of Articles


Surgical Derotation Technique: A Novel Approach in the Management of Rotated Immature Permanent Incisor

Brahmananda Dutta, CH Sriram, Maheshwar KR Reddy

Keywords : Open apex, Relapse, Splinting, Surgical derotation

Citation Information : Dutta B, Sriram C, Reddy MK. Surgical Derotation Technique: A Novel Approach in the Management of Rotated Immature Permanent Incisor. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2015; 8 (3):220-223.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1317

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


Surgical derotation is a method of placing a rotated tooth in normal alignment in a dental arch; surgically, immediately and permanently. It is a potentially convenient and cost-effective treatment modality as compared to conventional orthodontic procedure for rotated maxillary incisor with open apex. Here is a presentation of a severely rotated maxillary left permanent central incisor in a nine and half years old girl, with a radiographic evidence of immature root apex which was surgically derotated, orthodontically retroclined and intruded to its normal position. Postsurgical clinical and radiographic evaluation was done for a period of one and half years to confirm the vitality and continued physiological root formation of the affected tooth. How to cite this article: Dutta B, Krishnapriya V, Sriram CH, Reddy MKR. Surgical Derotation Technique: A Novel Approach in the Management of Rotated Immature Permanent Incisor. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2015;8(3):220-223.

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