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IP Indian Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Research

Therapeutic extraction for management of palatally impacted maxillary canine- A case report

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Author Details: Anadha N. Gujar, Kiran Kumar N., MS Rani

Volume : 3

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2581-9364

Print ISSN : 2581-9356

Article First Page : 119

Article End Page : 123


Palatal impaction of maxillary canine is the most common amongst the canine impactions with several treatment options proposed for it. Therapeutic extractions are most of the times controversial. This case report describes the diagnosis and treatment of palatally impacted maxillary canine by surgical exposure and orthodontic positioning of it.

Closed flap technique; Impaction; Lateral incisor extraction; Maxillary canine, Surgical exposure