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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2014, Article ID 621568, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/621568
Case Report

Treatment of Ectopic Mandibular Second Permanent Molar with Elastic Separators

1Department of Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry, KLR’S Lenora Institute of Dental Sciences, Rajanagaram, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh 533294, India
2Department of Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh 522 509, India
3Department of Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry, S.V.S Institute of Dental Sciences, Mahabubnagar, Andhra Pradesh 509 001, India
4Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, Al-Farabi College, Riyadh 11691, Saudi Arabia
5Department of Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Kothrepally, Vikarabad, Andhra Pradesh 501101, India

Received 1 February 2014; Accepted 9 June 2014; Published 22 June 2014

Academic Editor: Hamdi Cem Gungor

Copyright © 2014 R. Rajesh 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

Ectopic eruption is a developmental disturbance in which the tooth fails to follow its normal eruption pathway. Ectopic eruption of the second molar is relatively rare. This paper presents the case of thirteen-year-old male with an ectopic mandibular second permanent molar. The condition was corrected with surgical exposure and placement of elastic separators. This case report lays emphasis on the practice of basic methods to obtain acceptable results rather than extensive surgical or orthodontic corrections. It is advised that ectopic teeth should not be neglected especially when it concerns developing caries and malocclusion.