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Extraction of Gingivally Retained Deciduous Teeth Using Orthodontic Elastics

The authors provide a creative method for loosening a retained deciduous tooth by placing an orthodontic elastic around its cementoenamel junction. The deciduous tooth is simply “squeezed” loose from its gingival attachment in a few days, with no discomfort and minimal bleeding. This technique works for small or large retained teeth.

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DR. CAMERON G. WALKER DDS, MS, PhD

DR. CAMERON G. WALKER DDS, MS, PhD

DR. ROY KING DDS

DR. ROY KING DDS

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