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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 796242, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/796242
Case Report

Management of a Severely Submerged Primary Molar: A Case Report

1Pediatric Dentistry, Dental Material Research Center, School of Dentistry, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
2Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

Received 30 January 2013; Accepted 31 March 2013

Academic Editors: M. Ashkenazi, C. Evans, H. C. Gungor, and M. A. Polack

Copyright © 2013 Iman Parisay et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Ankylosis is a condition frequently associated with primary molars, wherein the ankylosed primary teeth remain in a fixed position, while the adjacent teeth continue to erupt, moving occlusally. In this case report, a five-year-old boy, who had a retained and submerged left lower second primary molar, was presented. Luxation of ankylosed primary molar was considered as a treatment approach. After four months, the tooth erupted to the occlusal level, and there was evidence of further development of a permanent successor in radiographic evaluation. After one year, tooth mobility, bone formation, and development of a permanent successor were in good condition.