J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 21, Number 2, Avril 2018
|Number of page(s)||17|
|Published online||01 February 2019|
Periodontal approach of impacted and retained maxillary anterior teeth
Former University Hospital Assistant Periodontology – Private Practice, 30000 Nîmes
2 University Hospital Assistant Periodontology – Private Practice, 13012 Marseille
3 Oral Medicine Resident, 13005 Marseille
4 University Professor. Hospital practitioner. President of the French Society of Periodontology and Oral Implantology
Address for correspondence: Nicolas Henner – 4 Square de la Bouquerie – 30000 Nîmes. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 23 November 2017
Treatment of the impacted and retained teeth is a multidisciplinary approach involving close cooperation between periodontist and orthodontist.
Clinical and radiographic examination leading subsequently to diagnosis, remain the most important prerequisites permitting appropriate treatment.
Several surgical techniques are available to uncover impacted/retained tooth according to their position within the osseous and dental environment.
Moreover, to access to the tooth and to bond an orthodontic anchorage, the surgical techniques used during the surgical exposure must preserve the periodontium integrity. These surgical techniques are based on tissue manipulations derived from periodontal plastic surgery, permitting to establish and maintain long-term periodontal health.
Key words: Mucogingival surgery / periodontal plastic surgery / impacted tooth / retained tooth / surgical exposure
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