TRANSMIGRATION OF MANDIBULAR CANINE: A CASE REPORT
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Keywords

canine transmigration, mandible, displaced tooth

Abstract

Aim: To show a case which led to malocclusion leading to patient presentation in an orthodontic clinic. Tooth eruption, a complex process can be distorted by a number of factors leading to ectopic eruption of a tooth. Canine Transmigration is a pre eruptive form of ectopic tooth movement in which the canine crosses the midline and maybe impacted or rarely erupts in this aberrant position. This can lead to malocclusion leading to patient presentation in several orthodontic clinics. 

Case report: This is a case report of a 52year old female who presented with a transmigrated lower right canine and retained mobile lower right deciduous tooth. Patient opted for extraction of the transmigrated right canine and the mobile retained deciduous canine even though patient would have benefitted from orthodontic management of the displaced tooth.
Conclusion: Transmigration of mandibular canine is possible.

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