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Comparison of surgical and non-surgical methods of treating palatally impacted canines. I. Periodontal and pulpal outcomes.

Authors
  • Ling, Kwok K
  • Ho, Christopher T C
  • Kravchuk, Olena
  • Olive, Richard J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Australian orthodontic journal
Publication Date
May 01, 2007
Volume
23
Issue
1
Pages
1–7
Identifiers
PMID: 17679528
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Natural eruption and conservative surgical exposure with orthodontic alignment have minor effects on the periodontium. Impacted canines treated surgically and non-surgically had a higher prevalence of pulpal changes than the control canines. Ultimately, the choice of treatment may depend on the clinical indications, the patient's and the orthodontist's preferences.

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