Dental Education
Online Dental Education Dental education lectures and videos Online dental ce Dental education articles Expert dental educators Dental products education Dental Community
 
Dental Publication / Article Details

Periodontal Response to Early Uncovering, Autonomous Eruption, and Orthodontic Aligment of Palatally Impacted Maxillary Canines Periodontal Response to Early Uncovering, Autonomous Eruption, and Orthodontic Aligment of Palatally Impacted Maxillary Canines

Author(s):

Vincent G. Kokich, Sr., DDS, MSD;Andrew Schmidt

Date Added:

4/1/2007


Summary:

Introduction: The purpose of this study was to evaluate differences in periodontal status, root length, and visual assessment in patients with palatally impacted maxillary canines that were surgically exposed, allowed to erupt freely into the palate, and orthodontically aligned. Methods: Clinical examinations of the maxillary lateral incisors, canines, and adjacent premolars were performed on 16 patients with unilaterally impacted canines and 6 with bilaterally impacted canines treated in this manner. The average age was 23 years 7 months, and the average posttreatment observation period was 2 years 11 months. Data from the bilaterally impacted canines were not used in the central analysis. Results: Differences in probing attachment level were found at the distolingual region of the lateral incisor and at the distobuccal region of the premolar adjacent to the treated canine. Crestal bone height was lower at the mesial and distal regions of the lateral incisor adjacent to the previously impacted canine, and the roots of the treated canine and adjacent lateral incisor were shorter than those of the contralateral control teeth. Twenty-three orthodontists and 9 second- and third-year orthodontic residents could identify the previously impacted canine in the unilateral patients an average of 78.9% of the time, but to a statistically significant degree in 66% of all patients. Conclusions: The overall consequences to the impacted canine of surgical exposure and free eruption are good compared with closed exposure and early traction, whereas consequences to the adjacent teeth, particularly the lateral incisor, are similar. Future research directly comparing the 2 methods with a larger sample and randomization could yield further insight. (Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2007; 131:449-55)

Related Articles
Periodontal Management of the Diabetic Patient

Periodontal Management of the Diabetic Patient
This article will discuss in detail the following: nature of diabetes mellitus; its incidence, etiology, and systemic effects; immune cell defects in diabetic patients relevant to increased periodontal disease expression; special considerations associated with diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease in diabetic patients; and approaches to the management of diabetic emergencies in the dental office.

Author(s): Lee H. Silverstein, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD;Sidney H. Stein, Jason Mailhot
View Article>>
Smoking - A Risk Factor for Periodontal Disease (in Spanish)

Smoking - A Risk Factor for Periodontal Disease (in Spanish)
Tobacco is a major risk factor in the development and severity of periodontal disease, as well as in the response to periodontal therapy. It is essential that methods be employed to increase awareness of the adverse effects on the oral cavity directly related to smoking, specifically the relationship between the latter and its impact on periodontal tissue.

Author(s): Kia Juan Koushyar Partida, CD; Alinne Hernández Ayala, CD, MO
View Article>>
Healing of Gingival Recessions Using a Collagen Membrane with a Demineralized Xenograft

Healing of Gingival Recessions Using a Collagen Membrane with a Demineralized Xenograft
A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial

Author(s): Daniele Cardaropoli, DDS
View Article>>
Related Videos
The Choice and Utilization of Therapeutic Agents in Dentistry - Part 3 Premium Member Content

The Choice and Utilization of Therapeutic Agents in Dentistry - Part 3
Various choices and uses of antiviral agents within dental therapy.

Presented By:: Peter L. Jacobsen, PhD, DDS
Presentation Style: Lecture
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy: Decision Making in the 21st Century Premium Member Content

Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy: Decision Making in the 21st Century
Non-surgical periodontal therapy is a vital part of everyday dental practice. Since the majority of periodontal therapy is performed by general dentists and dental hygienists, it is critical that clinicians have all of the requisite skills and information needed to perform these services at the highest level possible. The purpose of this presentation is to provide the latest evidence- and practice- based information on periodontal debridement and adjunctive therapies that can improve patient outcomes. Though surgical procedures may still need to be performed in some sites, the majority of inflammatory periodontal disease can be eliminated or reduced significantly using the techniques and protocols discussed in this educational segment on non-surgical periodontal therapy.

Presented By:: Connie L. Drisko, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Oral Cancer Screening and Identification Premium Member Content

Oral Cancer Screening and Identification
This lecture describes current oral cancer screening techniques and adjunct diagnostic techniques. It is intended to help clinicians incorporate oral cancer screening into their practice.

Presented By:: Wendy AuClair-Clark, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Lecture
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Related Courses
Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy: Decision Making in the 21st Century Premium Member Content

Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy: Decision Making in the 21st Century
Non-surgical periodontal therapy is a vital part of everyday dental practice. Since the majority of periodontal therapy is performed by general dentists and dental hygienists, it is critical that clinicians have all of the requisite skills and information needed to perform these services at the highest level possible. The purpose of this presentation is to provide the latest evidence- and practice- based information on periodontal debridement and adjunctive therapies that can improve patient outcomes. Though surgical procedures may still need to be performed in some sites, the majority of inflammatory periodontal disease can be eliminated or reduced significantly using the techniques and protocols discussed in this educational segment on non-surgical periodontal therapy.

Presented By:: Connie L. Drisko, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
Watch Now>>
Therapeutic Agents in Dentistry: Choosing and Utilizing Wisely Premium Member Content

Therapeutic Agents in Dentistry: Choosing and Utilizing Wisely
Latest in therapeutics presented by a speaker with oral medicine/pharmacology background. Covers antibiotic/antifungal/antiviral agents for dental/orofacial infections.

Presented By:: Peter L. Jacobsen, PhD, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Download Now

Important!

To view this dental publication or article, you must be a registered user of Dental XP. If you are already a member, click here to login.

Registration is free and only takes several minutes. Dental XP will never spam you, or sell your information.

Join For Free





Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use
©2018

Preferred Language: English Flag
Contact Us · Login ·