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Treatment of Multiple Ankylosed Teeth Using a Piezoelectric Device

VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 11 : PAGES (656-660) 2013

DARIO BERTOSSI, MD

GIAMPIETRO FARRONATO, MD

VALENTINA PICOZZI, DDS

ALESSANDRA LUCCHESE, DDS, MS Orth

ENRICO GHERLONE, MD, DDS

GUIDO BISSOLOTTI, MD

FIORENZO FACCIONI, MD

PIER FRANCESCO NOCINI, MD

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Ankylosis is a fusion of alveolar bone with the cementum and/or dentin that may occur either before or after tooth eruption. The molars, particularly the mandibular second deciduous molars, are most commonly involved. Ankylosed deciduous teeth may fail to exfoliate; ankylosed permanent teeth can become impacted. Although the etiopathogenesis remains unknown, factors such as genetics, inadequate eruptive force or arch space, dental-follicle or periodontal-ligament tra...

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