J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 18, Number 4, 2015
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||24 October 2018|
Treatment of second molar impaction
Dental surgeon, University Hospital consultant (Paris VII)
Address for correspondence: Léna Messica – AHU Paris VII Denis, Diderot – 25 Rue du Télégraphe, 75020 Paris, France. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 30 March 2015
Although the prevalence of second molar impaction is not very high, retention can be a real functional problem within the oral cavity, leading to a loss of posterior support and decreased masticatory potential. Prevention and treatment may alleviate these problems. This article outlines the various treatment options and their implementation characteristics, to facilitate communication and the relationship between dental surgeon and orthodontist in implementing the chosen treatment plan.
Key words: Impaction / second molar / surgical exposure / surgical and orthodontic treatment
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