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Primary Failure of Eruption: A Cause of Posterior Open Bite

Ganiga C Shivakumar, Adit Srivastava, Sahana Shivakumar

Keywords : Anterior deep bite, Posterior open bite, Primary eruption failure, Retained deciduous teeth

Citation Information : Shivakumar GC, Srivastava A, Shivakumar S. Primary Failure of Eruption: A Cause of Posterior Open Bite. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2019; 12 (4):360-361.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1646

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Primary eruption failure is a poorly understood condition in which the teeth fail to erupt in oral cavity in absence of any local or systemic factors. First and second molars are most commonly affected but one or more number of teeth, primary or permanent can be partially or completely affected. The orthodontic or surgical methods to get such teeth in occlusion have failed miserably. The early diagnosis of primary eruption failure (PEF) will allow the dentist to accurately rehabilitate the patient without wasting any time on treatments which are bound to fail.

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