J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 18, Number 4, 2015
|Number of page(s)||15|
|Published online||17 April 2018|
Local and systemic permanent second molar eruption pathology: diagnostic and therapeutic decision trees
DFO specialist, community medical center
Address for correspondence: Hélène Guiral-Desnoës 79, Avenue Pablo Picasso 92000 Nanterre, France email@example.com
Accepted: 25 May 2015
Permanent second molar eruption anomalies, although rare, seem to have become increasingly frequent over the past decades. The present article first inventories and, when necessary, defines the many local and systemic etiologies. Then two decision trees are described, to help clinicians in case of non-eruption of second molars at the normal age; the first seeks to specify diagnosis, and the second to guide treatment planning.
Key words: Second molar / mechanical failure of eruption / primary failure of eruption
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