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Friday, February 24, 2017
Healthy Mouth, Healthy Kids
Crown lengthening in children age 10 to 12 .
Can crown lengthening be performed in 10 to 12 year old children with trauma to the lower incisors,what about the biological width in such cases?
Crown lengthening may be a viable option for fractured incisors in 10 - 12 year olds, but available biologic width can be a concern. Other options include orthodontic extrusion or conservative electrosurgical gingivectomy. A second opinion from a periodontist (specialist in diseases of the gums) is warranted.
Dennis J McTigue, DDS
Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University