Management of ankylosed primary molars with premolar successors, aka “stuck baby teeth”

2012-12-13 14.44.18

In a recent article by Tieu LD, in the Journal of American Dental Assoc. (JADA), a review of over 3500 articles found that¬†Ankylosed (“stuck teeth”) primary molars initially should be monitored closely for up to 6 months. If they do not exfoliate (“fall out”) spontaneously, they should be removed, because arch-length loss, alveolar bone defects,…