Turkish Journal of Orthodontics
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Orthodontic Management of the Edentulous Space Caused by Surgical Removal of a Large Dentigerous Cyst

Orthodontic Management of the Edentulous Space Caused by Surgical Removal of a Large Dentigerous Cyst

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Department of Orthodontics, School of Dental Medicine, Tsurumi University, Yokohama, Japan

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Medicine, Tsurumi University, Yokohama, Japan

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Department of Endodontology, School of Dental Medicine, Tsurumi University, Yokohama, Japan

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Department of Crown and Bridge Prosthodontics, School of Dental Medicine, Tsurumi University, Yokohama, Japan

Turk J Orthod 2022; 35: 216-222
DOI: 10.5152/TurkJOrthod.2022.21024
Read: 280 Downloads: 78 Published: 23 September 2022

Herein, we report the orthodontic management of a patient with excessive bone and permanent tooth loss after surgical cyst removal. The patient was a 13-year-old Japanese boy who was referred to our department by an oral surgeon. He had an edentulous space with alveolar bone loss and loss of 2 permanent molars in the left mandibular region, following surgical removal of a large dentigerous cyst. We decided to close this space orthodontically. First, we moved the left mandibular second premolar into the edentulous region and autotransplanted the left maxillary lateral incisor in the adjacent distal space. We then performed comprehensive orthodontic treatment to establish stable occlusion. Following treatment, functional and stable occlusion of all permanent teeth was achieved without any spaces. The findings from this case suggest that orthodontic treatment is effective in growing patients with edentulous spaces and alveolar bone loss.

Cite this article as: Yamada Y, Arai C, Nakaoka K, et al. Orthodontic management of the edentulous space caused by surgical removal of a large dentigerous cyst. Turk J Orthod. 2022;35(3):216-222.

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