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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27-31

Clinical considerations for retaining the over-retained deciduous tooth: A rare case report


1 Department of Orthodontics, University of Meenakshi, Meenakshi Ammal Dental Hospital and Educational Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Orthodontics, Mar Baselios College, Kothamangalam, Kerala, India
3 Department of Orthodontics, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ratna Parameswaran
Department of Orthodontics, University of Meenakshi, Meenakshi Ammal Dental Hospital and Educational Research, Alapakkam Main Road, Maduravoyal, Chennai - 600 095, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijor.ijor_27_17

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We often encounter deciduous teeth which are retained in the oral cavity beyond the age of its exfoliation. In most instances, we are posed with a question as to whether to consider retaining it further or to extract and substitute. The concept and clinical considerations for retaining deciduous teeth and substituting it for its permanent successors are projected through a case illustration in this clinical case report.


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