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Article: Volume 42 Number 5 Page 485 - June 2015

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  Dent Update 2015; 42: 485-487

Orthodontics:  Infraoccluded Upper Deciduous Second Molars Leading to Caries in the Permanent Dentition

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Abstract: Infraocclusion of primary teeth is a problem that can be recognized early by the general dental practitioner. Allowing affected teeth to deteriorate beyond a point where active intervention would be recommended can make treatment of the condition more complex or may lead to unexpected sequelae. The case described in this report of infraoccluded primary teeth, suffered pathology in adjacent teeth, leading to multiple extractions and fixed orthodontic treatment post surgery. This case highlights the need for early recognition of infraocclusion by the GDP and will suggest interceptive treatment options.

Clinical relevance: To highlight the need of interceptive orthodontics in primary care when required.

Author notes: Claire Rooney, BChD BSc (Hons), Imran Suida, BChD MFDS RCS and Richard James Spencer, BDS, FDS RCS, MSc, MOrth RCS, FDS(Orth) RCS, Pinderfields General Hospital, Aberford Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 4DG, UK.

Objective: To highlight the need for interceptive orthodontics in primary care, when applicable, and introduce an easy-to-use protocol for the GDP.

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