As a rule, when choosing a method for treating permanent ankylosed teeth in children, it is recommended that they be removed before the final growth of the jaws. Then, subsequent teething during growth will not create a significant defect in hard and soft tissues. However, attempting to remove ankylosed teeth can be a difficult task.
In this example, a 11-year-old boy was injured in his upper jaw when he was 10 years old. Subsequently, tooth ankylosis 1.1 was formed. Continue reading
It is known that the root of an ankylosed tooth usually undergoes resorption and subsequent replacement with bone tissue. In addition, if ankylosis occurs before the growth and development of the jaw is complete, a defect in hard / soft tissue will be present in the area of the affected tooth.
However, if tooth ankylosis has formed after growth is complete, this may not affect the position of hard and soft tissues. Continue reading