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Article: Volume 10 Number 3 Page 96 - July 2017

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  Orth Update 2017; 10: 96-101

Orthodontics:  The Aberrant Second Premolar

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Abstract: Second premolars are one of the last successional teeth to erupt in the maxillary and mandibular arches. Early loss of primary teeth or first permanent molars can lead to disrupted eruption of these teeth. This article gives an overview of the possible aetiology and treatment of the aberrant second premolar.

Clinical relevance: Awareness of the possible sequelae of unerupted second premolars is important in diagnosis and treatment planning.

Author notes: Tarun K Mittal, BDS, Specialty Registrar, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, Nikki E Atack, BDS, MSc, MOrth RCS, FDS(Orth) RCS, FHEA, Consultant Orthodontist, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton and School of Oral and Dental Sciences, University of Bristol, Julie C Williams, BDS, MSc, DDS, MOrth RCS, DPDS, MA(Ethics of Healthcare), PGCertHE, FHEA, Academic Clinical Lecturer in Orthodontics and Senior Registrar, School of Oral and Dental Sciences, University of Bristol and Royal United Hosptials, Bath, James S Puryer, BDS, DPDS, MFDS RCS(Eng), MSc, FHEA, Clinical Teaching Fellow in Restorative Dentistry, School of Oral and Dental Sciences, Jonathan R Sandy, BDS, MSc, PhD, MOrth RCS, FDS RCS, FMedSci, FFD RCS, Professor of Orthodontics and Dean of Health Sciences and Anthony J Ireland, BDS, MSc, PhD, MOrth RCS, FDS RCS, FHEA, Professor of Orthodontics, School of Oral and Dental Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS2 8HW, UK.

Objective: To explain possible aetiologies and treatment of the aberrant second premolar.

Kavo Kerr