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Multidisciplinary Approach for the Management of Dilacerated Permanent Maxillary Incisor: A Case Report

Srinivas Nallanchakrava, Shanthan Mettu, Nagulapally G Reddy, Keerthi Jangam

Keywords : Biological restoration, Dilaceration, Fixed orthodontic treatment, Impacted, Multidisciplinary approach, Surgical removal

Citation Information : Nallanchakrava S, Mettu S, Reddy NG, Jangam K. Multidisciplinary Approach for the Management of Dilacerated Permanent Maxillary Incisor: A Case Report. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2020; 13 (6):725-728.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1847

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-03-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Dilaceration is an abrupt deviation along the long axis of the tooth, which may be observed between the crown, root, or both. Management of such teeth poses a unique challenge to the clinician due to its position within the esthetic zone. This case report describes the management of impacted maxillary central incisor with severe root dilacerations (90° angulation and crown directed toward the anterior nasal spine). Surgical extraction of tooth was done after the elevation of the flap and fixed orthodontic treatment was planned to regain the required amount of space followed by prosthetic rehabilitation using the same extracted tooth as pontic.

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