The purpose of this report is to describe the logical sequence of treatment in a case of a six year old caucasian female
patient with two nasal floor compound odontomas, that delayed eruption of a maxillary permanent incisor. TREATMENT: The
odontomas were surgically removed. However, as the maxillary incisor did not erupt spontaneously, after a suitable period of
observation, an orthodontic treatment approach was adopted. This was to obtain an adequate space for the unerupted tooth and to
move it to its normal position.
Early diagnosis and surgical intervention of supernumeraries is therefore necessary and
treatment of an impacted tooth may require an orthodontic appliance.
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