The role of magnets in the management of unerupted teeth in children and adolescents

Cole, B.O., Shaw, A.J., Hobson, R.S., Nunn, J.H., Welbury, R.R., Meechan, J.G. and Jepson, N.A. (2003) The role of magnets in the management of unerupted teeth in children and adolescents. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 13(3), 204 -207. (doi:10.1046/j.1365-263X.2003.00450.x)

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Abstract

This case report describes the use of magnets in the management of teeth that fail to erupt. Eight children aged between 10 and 15 years were treated. Magnetic traction was applied to two premolars and six molars. Seven teeth (one premolar and six molars) erupted successfully (mean treatment time with magnetic traction: 7·5 months). One premolar failed to erupt; serial radiographic assessment over a 9-month period revealed no evidence of movement and so the magnetic fixture was removed. Histological evaluation of tissue samples taken from around the fixture revealed no evidence of abnormal pathology.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Welbury, Professor Richard and Shaw, Dr Andrew and Meechan, Dr John
Authors: Cole, B.O., Shaw, A.J., Hobson, R.S., Nunn, J.H., Welbury, R.R., Meechan, J.G., and Jepson, N.A.
Subjects:R Medicine > RK Dentistry
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Dental School
Journal Name:International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
ISSN:0960-7439
First Published:First published in (some?) Journal

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