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VOLUME 7 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2014 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Can Milk Teeth be Impacted? Why Not: A Case of Six Impacted Primary Teeth

Josna Vinutha Yadiki, Yellamma Bai Kategari, Pujita Chada, Venu Vallakatla

Keywords : Impacted primary teeth, Ectodermal dysplasia, Surgical exposure

Citation Information : Yadiki JV, Kategari YB, Chada P, Vallakatla V. Can Milk Teeth be Impacted? Why Not: A Case of Six Impacted Primary Teeth. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2014; 7 (3):220-222.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1270

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The prevalence rate of impacted primary teeth is rare, still we can see impacted teeth in ectodermal dysplasia anhydrotic (EDA), endocrine deficiencies, metabolic disorders and local factors like cysts, tumors, trauma and thickened overlying bone or soft tissue. In cases of EDA, delayed tooth eruption is one of the characteristic finding. Present case report related to a rare case of primary teeth impaction of a 3 years old male child along with EDA. Intraoral examination and radiographs confirmed impacted primary maxillary and mandibular centrals and mandibular lateral incisors. Treatment carried out was surgical exposure of impacted primary teeth, then after patient was followed up for regular visits to check eruption status of the teeth. How to cite this article: Yadiki JV, Kategari YB, Chada P, Vallakatla V. Can Milk Teeth be Impacted? Why Not: A Case of Six Impacted Primary Teeth. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2014; 7(3):220-222.


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