Limited evidence that extraction of deciduous canines prevents impaction of palatally displaced permanent canines

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This ADA Centre for Evidence-based Dentistry critical summary of  a systematic review  published in 2011. The original review was asked whether interceptive treatment involving the early extraction of the deciduous canine prevents impaction of palatally displaced canines (PDC) [ see Dental Elf 28th July ]. The ADA noted that while the review was generally well [read the full story…]

Interceptive treatment of palatally displaced maxillary canines


Permanent canine usually erupt around 10.5 years in girls and 11.5 in boys.  Between 1-3% do not erupt normally the majority (85%) are displaced palatally.  They can lead to unwanted movement of neighbouring teeth, dental crowding, root resorption of the ectopic tooth, as well as the neighbouring teeth, cyst formation, infection, referred pain and combinations [read the full story…]