Late development of a mandibular second premolar


BIÇAKÇI A. A. , Doruk C., BABACAN H.

KOREAN JOURNAL OF ORTHODONTICS, vol.42, no.2, pp.94-98, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.4041/kjod.2012.42.2.94
  • Title of Journal : KOREAN JOURNAL OF ORTHODONTICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.94-98

Abstract

In this report, we present the case of a girl with delayed odontogenesis of a lower second premolar for which she was followed up for 8.5 years. Congenital absence of permanent mandibular second premolars was observed at the initial radiographic examination at 8 years and 1 month. One year later, during the treatment period, an unexpected odontogenesis of a right second premolar was diagnosed on follow-up radiography. The original treatment plan was revised and a new plan was successfully implemented. This unusual case showed that the orthodontist's clinical philosophy must be flexible because unexpected situations can arise, especially when treating growing patients. [Korean J Orthod 2012;42(2):94-98]