An occlusal and cephalometric study of children with ankylosis of primary molars

K. Kula, B. M. Tatum, D. Owen, R. J. Smith, J. Rule

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Abstract

An occlusal and cephalometric study of children with ankylosis of primary molars was undertaken to determine whether ankylosis was associated with such abnormalities as dental aplasia, crossbite, and variant vertical and sigattal growth of the dental-craniofacial complex. The most commonly ankylosed tooth was the mandibular first primary molar. Children with ankylosis of primary molars exhibited a higher frequency of dental aplasia and crossbites than reported in the general population. Female Caucasians exhibited significantly smaller SNA values than standards. In general, females tended to have relatively retruded maxillas, larger anterior faces as compared to posterior faces and more lingually inclined incisors than standards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-159
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Pedodontics
Volume8
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 19 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dentistry(all)

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    Kula, K., Tatum, B. M., Owen, D., Smith, R. J., & Rule, J. (1984). An occlusal and cephalometric study of children with ankylosis of primary molars. Journal of Pedodontics, 8(2), 146-159.