Impaction canines prevention

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Impaction canines prevention

  1. 1. Early Timely Management of Ectopically Erupting Maxillary Canines www.orthofree.com
  2. 2. Clinical examination -Maxillary Canines www.orthofree.com Clinical examination Visual Inspection, Palpation Impacted canine teeth can be detected as early as age 8 years. Clinicians should be aware that there is a possibility of canine impaction in the absence of canine bulges, abnormality in shape, missing lateral incisors, or less mobility of primary canines. Unusual movement of lateral or central incisors can also be a sign of root resorption due to pressure from malposed canines.
  3. 3. Early Timely Management of Ectopically Erupting Maxillary Canines www.orthofree.com A preventive measure in patients with retained maxillary permanent canines Extraction of the maxillary deciduous canines and first molars
  4. 4. Early Timely Management of Ectopically Erupting Maxillary Canines www.orthofree.com Complications: 13 years, Impacted maxillary canines 13 and 23, Persistant deciduous Canines, risk of root resorption during orthodontic treatment (11-12- 21-22) – PREVENTION 1) Periodic full mouth x-rays, and 2) 1st Orthodontic examination Age 7

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