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CASE REPORT Treatment of an Impacted and Inverted Upper Premolar

VOLUME 51 : NUMBER 03 : PAGES (173-178) 2017

SEONG-MIN BAE, DDS, PhD

BUI QUANG HUNG, DDS, MS

YONG-GYOO LEE, DDS, PhD

HEE-MOON KYUNG, DDS, MS, PhD

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The upper and lower third molars and upper canines are the most commonly impacted teeth in the permanent dentition. Impaction can be horizontal, vertical, mesioangular, distoangular, or inverted. Inverted impaction has been reported in a variety of teeth, including incisors, canines, molars, and supernumerary teeth (most commonly a mesiodens).

Although inverted premolar impactions are extremely rare, one author reported surgical removal of an inverted upper p...

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