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To extract or not to extract? Management of infraoccluded second primary molars without successors

Hua, Lewis, Thomas, Matthew, Bhatia, Shannu, Bowkett, Adam and Merrett, Sarah 2019. To extract or not to extract? Management of infraoccluded second primary molars without successors. British Dental Journal 227 (2) , pp. 93-98. 10.1038/s41415-019-0207-9

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Abstract

Infraocclusion is a term used to describe a tooth which has stopped its relative occlusal growth into the arch after the period of active eruption; as a result, the tooth becomes depressed below the occlusal plane. Although many aetiological mechanisms have been proposed, ankylosis is considered the primary cause of infraocclusion. Complex cases benefit from multidisciplinary management. This paper concentrates on the diagnosis and management of infraoccluded second primary molars, without permanent successors and without significant malocclusion, and provides clinicians with a treatment decision tree to aid in treatment planning.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Dentistry
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
ISSN: 0007-0610
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 11 October 2019
Date of Acceptance: 25 February 2019
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2020 05:15
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/126001

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