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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 276-280

Laser-assisted management of ectopic eruption of permanent incisors

1 Department of Pediatric, Dentistry, Cukurova University, Faculty of Dentistry, Adana, Turkey
2 Department of Periodontology, Cukurova University, Faculty of Dentistry, Adana, Turkey

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Dr. H N Uguz
Çukurova Üniversitesi Rektörlğü 01330 Balcalı, Sarıçam/ADANA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_477_18

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Ectopic eruption originates from the malpositioning of a tooth bud ending in the eruption of the tooth in an improper direction. This anomaly is a consequence of ectopic development of the tooth germ. This condition gives rise to significant aesthetic and occlusal issues in the early mixed dentition stage. The most frequently influenced teeth are the maxillary first molars, accompanied by the maxillary cuspids. Ectopic eruption is seldom seen and might derive from traumatic injury. In some cases, hyperplastic and fibrotic gingival tissue may lead to ectopic eruption of a permanent incisor. Managing ectopically erupting teeth generally rests on several reasons including extraction of supernumerary tooth, removal of cyst and excision of hyperplastic tissue and subsequent to orthodontic movement of tooth if necessary. In this case, the use of Er, Cr: YSGG lasers for the correction of hyperplastic soft tissues involving ectopically erupting permanent incisors are depicted considering two cases.

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