Bilateral Impacted Maxillary Canine with Left Lateral Incisor Root Resorption
K S Negi*
Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, HP Government Dental College and Hospital, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- K S Negi
Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
HP Government Dental College and Hospital, India
Received date: November 10, 2011; Accepted date: April 24, 2012; Published date: April 28, 2012
Citation: Negi KS (2012) Bilateral Impacted Maxillary Canine with Left Lateral Incisor Root Resorption. Dentistry 2:134. doi:10.4172/2161-1122.1000134
Copyright: © 2012 Negi KS. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
After the third molars, the maxillary permanent canines are the teeth most frequently impacted. The diagnosis, based on clinical and radiographic examination, is usually made by the general dental practitioner. An ectopic canine, if undiagnosed and untreated, will induce complex complication like root resorption of adjacent tooth or teeth. Periodic examination starting at age 8, including clinical intraoral palpation and selective radiographs, may aid in the early diagnosis of unerupting and potentially impacted permanent canines. When such a diagnosis is apparent, timely interceptive therapy may then be instituted to avoid a situation like impaction and resortion of root of adjacent tooth. This paper presents brief review and orthodontic management of bilaterally; both palatal as well as labilally impacted canines with advanced resorption of adjacent lateral incisor on left side.