Rescue therapy with orthodontic traction to manage severely impacted mandibular second molars and to restore an alveolar bone defect

Yoon Jeong Choi, Jong Ki Huh, Chooryung J. Chung, Kyung Ho Kim

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Abstract

This case report describes the successful treatment of severely impacted mandibular second molars with severe apical root resorption of the mandibular first molars. The vertically impacted second molars were orthodontically moved (using orthodontic mini-implants) without additional root resorption of the first molars. The orthodontic treatment provided a satisfactory and stable outcome by improving the periodontium surrounding the first and second molars. The treatment also eliminated the need for prosthetic treatment by preserving the first and second molars.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)352-363
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Volume150
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Aug 1

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 American Association of Orthodontists

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthodontics

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