Impacted post-traumatic maxillary central incisor: A multidisciplinary approach

M. M. Attardo Parrinello, D. Lucarelli, S. Colombo, G. E. Mancini, A. B. Giannì

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AIM: The aim of this paper is to provide clinicians useful information for the management of impacted central incisor due to early childhood trauma. CASE REPORT: It is reported the case of an impacted right maxillary central incisor in an 8-year-old male patient who had an intrusive luxation trauma of primary tooth at the age of 4. After clinical and radiographic evaluation, a multidisciplinary treatment plan was planned. Therapy involved a surgical and orthodontic approach in order to expose the tooth and move the incisor in the normal position with a self-ligating appliance system. RESULTS: Through a multidisciplinary approach it was possible to move the impacted incisor in the occlusal plane, preserving periodontal tissues and tooth vitality. CONCLUSION: When a permanent tooth is impacted, the multidisciplinary approach of surgery and orthodontic treatment is the best way to obtain a suitable outcome in terms of gingival contour, occlusal plane and aesthetics, when compared with other treatment options.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-212
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dentistry(all)


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