Relationship between retained deciduous tooth stumps and Gingivitis
Deciduous tooth remaining after eruption of permanent tooth if not removed, affect direction of eruption of permanent tooth causing malocclusions and gingivitis. Resultant gingivitis and malocclusion can be easily prevented by routine examination and removal of tooth stumps as it affects maintenance of oral hygiene. This paper reports the management of a twelve year old child with gingivitis associated with a retained deciduous tooth.
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