Health of Periodontal Tissues and Resorption Status after Orthodontic Treatment of Impacted Maxillary Canines

Oz A. Z., Ciger S.

NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE, vol.21, no.3, pp.301-305, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_419_16
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.301-305
  • Keywords: Cone-beam computerized tomography, impacted maxillary canines, periodontal health, root resorption, BEAM COMPUTED-TOMOGRAPHY, ROOT RESORPTION, INCISOR RESORPTION, ECTOPIC ERUPTION, FOLLOW-UP, LOCALIZATION, CT, ALIGNMENT, MOVEMENT, CUSPIDS
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the changes of incisor root resorption associated with impacted maxillary canines and health of periodontal tissues around maxillary canines erupted with orthodontic treatment. Materials and Methods: Twenty patients with a unilateral palatally impacted maxillary canine were included in the study. Cone-beam computed tomography images taken before and after orthodontic treatment were compared with the contralateral canines serving as control teeth. Results: Root resorption was present in 10% of central and 40% of lateral incisors before treatment. After treatment, the incidence of resorption decreased. The thickness of the buccal bone surrounding the impacted canines was similar to that surrounding the contralateral canines, except in the apical area. Periodontal pocket depth and alveolar bone loss were greater for the impacted canine teeth than for the contralateral canines. Conclusions: Incisor root resorption associated with impacted canine teeth showed signs of repair after orthodontic treatment. Slight differences related to periodontal health were found between the previously impacted teeth and contralateral canine teeth.