Review Article
Volume 18 Issue 8 - 2019
Diagnosis and Treatment of Impacted Tooth in Children: A Literature Review
Adel Hammad Al-Harbi1*, Reem Bakur Natto2, Tasnim Abdulkhaleq Bageri2, Shorouq Mohammed Althomali2, Reem Abbas Al Hamoud2, Rawan Fares Sanan3, Ala'a Mohammed AlHussain4, Eman Mohammed Almadan5, Alaa Mohammed Alaskar6, Shahad Khalil Alghamdi7 and Naif Mayouf Alrasheedi8
1Department of Pedodontics, Al Noor Specialist Hospital, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
2College of Dentistry, Ibn Sina National College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
3College of Dentistry, Al- Farabi Colleges, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
4Dental Department, Zara Dental Clinic, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
5Dental Department, 2nd Millennium Dental Center, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
6Dental Department, Dhahran General Hospital, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
7College of Dentistry, University of Science and Technology, Sana’a, Yemen
8Primary Health Care, Al Manar Center, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Adel Hammad Al-Harbi, Department of Pedodontics, Al Noor Specialist Hospital, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Received: July 10, 2019; Published: July 19, 2019


Teeth impaction is a pathological condition where the teeth fail to attain a normal position. The incidence of teeth impaction is highly heterogeneous among different populations and usually is affected by many factors including; eruption time, age, environmental and genetic factors. Canines and second premolars are the most common impacted teeth in both jaws. Nevertheless, the impaction of third molars is quite common and higher when compared to other teeth. Impacted teeth may be asymptomatic or may be combined with other pathologies such as cysts, caries, tumors, root resorption, and pericoronitis. Diagnosis of a dental impaction as early as possible allows better management of the condition and decreases the possible complication that may alter daily masticatory activities. A combination of good clinical examination along with radiological investigation is the key factor in reaching a proper diagnosis. Evaluation of impaction degree and it is associated complications determine the management strategy. In the present paper, the authors present an overview of teeth impaction in terms of diagnosis and treatment.

Keywords: Impaction; Teeth; Diagnosis; Treatment


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Citation: Adel Hammad Al-Harbi., et al. “Diagnosis and Treatment of Impacted Tooth in Children: A Literature Review”. EC Dental Science 18.8 (2019): 1884-1888.

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