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Clinical management of fusion in primary mandibular incisors: a systematic literature review


Bernardi, Sara; Bianchi, Serena; Bernardi, Guglielmo; Tchorz, Jörg Philipp; Attin, Thomas; Hellwig, Elmar; Karygianni, Lamprini (2020). Clinical management of fusion in primary mandibular incisors: a systematic literature review. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, 78(6):417-424.

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Objective: Dental anomalies occurring in deciduous teeth can affect the eruption of the permanent dentition and the occlusion stability. The occurrence of dental anomalies such as double teeth during the primary dentition in the daily practice might be frequent. The study aimed to qualitatively summarize the therapeutic management of double teeth in primary incisors.Material and Methods: A systematic review regarding the therapy of primary fused incisors in the mandible was performed and the obtained data were assessed according to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. The following electronic databases were screened from 1st January, 1996 until 30th July, 2019: PubMed, Scopus, EBSCO and the archives of paediatric dental journals. The search terms were grouped in anatomic entity: (tooth OR teeth OR incisor), pathological condition: (fused OR fusion OR geminated OR double), intervention: (treatment OR intervention OR therapy OR prevention OR control OR management OR restoration), observed parameters: (primary dentition OR primary tooth OR primary teeth).Results: Ten articles met all inclusion criteria. The data disclosed the occurrence of double teeth in mandibular incisors. The main management of this clinical condition is either preventive or surgical involving the extraction of fused teeth, based on the deciduous nature of the teeth, the degree of caries and malocclusion development risk.Conclusion: An early diagnosis of dental anomalies is fundamental for the application of proper preventive strategies to avoid a potential malocclusion in permanent dentition and to maintain these teeth sound and caries-free until the eruption of the permanent dentition.

Abstract

Objective: Dental anomalies occurring in deciduous teeth can affect the eruption of the permanent dentition and the occlusion stability. The occurrence of dental anomalies such as double teeth during the primary dentition in the daily practice might be frequent. The study aimed to qualitatively summarize the therapeutic management of double teeth in primary incisors.Material and Methods: A systematic review regarding the therapy of primary fused incisors in the mandible was performed and the obtained data were assessed according to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. The following electronic databases were screened from 1st January, 1996 until 30th July, 2019: PubMed, Scopus, EBSCO and the archives of paediatric dental journals. The search terms were grouped in anatomic entity: (tooth OR teeth OR incisor), pathological condition: (fused OR fusion OR geminated OR double), intervention: (treatment OR intervention OR therapy OR prevention OR control OR management OR restoration), observed parameters: (primary dentition OR primary tooth OR primary teeth).Results: Ten articles met all inclusion criteria. The data disclosed the occurrence of double teeth in mandibular incisors. The main management of this clinical condition is either preventive or surgical involving the extraction of fused teeth, based on the deciduous nature of the teeth, the degree of caries and malocclusion development risk.Conclusion: An early diagnosis of dental anomalies is fundamental for the application of proper preventive strategies to avoid a potential malocclusion in permanent dentition and to maintain these teeth sound and caries-free until the eruption of the permanent dentition.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Dental Medicine > Clinic of Conservative and Preventive Dentistry
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > General Dentistry
Language:English
Date:August 2020
Deposited On:28 Dec 2020 12:42
Last Modified:29 Dec 2020 21:01
Publisher:Informa Healthcare
ISSN:0001-6357
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/00016357.2020.1734233
PubMed ID:32125202

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