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Management Of Ectopically Erupted First Permanent Molars

August 5, 2014

Ectopic eruption of the first permanent molar occurs due to the abnormal mesioangular eruption path of the molar resulting in an impaction at the distal prominence of the primary second molar’s crown. It can be suspected if asymmetric eruption is observed or if the mesial marginal ridge is noted to be under the distal prominence of the second primary molar. Ectopic eruption can be diagnosed from bitewings or panoramic radiographs, Fig 1, 2. The prevalence of this condition is reported to be up to 0.75%1. The ectopic eruption is more common in cleft lip and palate patients1.

Periodontitis, Diabetes and Smoking

March 18, 2014

Periodontal diseases have, for a half of a century, been known to be initiated by the accumulation of bacterial plaque (R). It has however been increasingly apparent in recent years that other intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors influence the progression of periodontitis. Of these the most important are Diabetes and Smoking.

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