Aman Deep1, Seema Thakur2, Cheranjeevi Jayam3
1Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Bhojia Dental College and Hospital, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India.
2Department of Pediatric Dentistry, H. P. Government Dental College and Hospital, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.
3Department of Dentistry, AIIMS, Magalagiri, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Impaction of teeth is a relatively common manifestation that comes across a clinician, however, multiple impacted unerupted teeth are rarely seen and are manifested due to several genetic, systemic, and local factors. In this case report, A 14-year-old male patient presented with unilateral multiple impacted unerupted primary and permanent teeth affecting the left side of the face and also delayed eruption of teeth on the opposite side. The history and relevant clinical findings depicted a picture toward primary failure of eruption (PFE) as provisional diagnosis. This paper also discusses the clinical presentation of the case and various treatment options that can be employed for the management of such a case. The rarity of this case report lies in the fact that although PFE is seen with a common picture of bilateral involvement based on the clinical and radiographic presentation, this case report presented with unilateral involvement of the dentition, a less commonly described variant in the literature. Read more…
Keywords: Adolescent, impacted teeth, nonsyndromic, primary failure of eruption, tooth eruption.