Trudee Hoyte1*, Anne Kowlessar1, Visha Ramroop1 and David Bearn2
1School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Algeria
2School of Dentistry, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK
*Corresponding Author: Trudee Hoyte, School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Algeria.
Received: August 25, 2020; Published: September 26, 2020
This report describes a case of a 44year old Indo-Trinidadian woman who presented with impacted canines. On examination the patient was found to have retained upper right and left primary canines. A panoramic x-ray was taken which showed fully developed permanent canines and primary canines whose roots showed no sign of resorption. The patient also presented with dental anxiety and hence was an irregular attender. The presenting complaint was attempted eruption of upper left permanent canine and thus the patient requested removal of the upper primary canines and she would accept the resulting alignment. The upper left primary canine was removed, and the root was found to be intact with no resorption of the primary canine was evident. The permanent canine after 3 months showed some active eruption into the arch, although at review after 4 years it remained not fully erupted. Interceptive extraction of primary canines in an adult may allow spontaneous/active eruption of impacted permanent canines.
Keywords: Interceptive Extraction; Primary Canine; Canine Eruption; Adults
Citation: Trudee Hoyte., et al. “Interceptive Orthodontics in an Adult Patient: A Case Report". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.10 (2020): 71-75.
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