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ARNAUD, Rachel Reinaldo et al. Ulotomia: adjunctive treatment of malocclusion. RFO UPF [online]. 2014, vol.19, n.2, pp. 234-238. ISSN 1413-4012.

Objective: To report a case in which surgical technique ulotomia was used as initial treatment for correction of dental malocclusion avoiding major changes in occlusion. Case report: Patient seven-year-old female, came to referring dental care have a delayed eruption of tooth 12. Gingival tissue paler color was observed and, at the touch, showed to said incisal edge of the tooth. Moreover, we verified the presence of gingival inflammation and hyperplasia in the region of the maxillary anterior teeth, due to occlusion problems that prevented normal closure of the mouth, leading to dental patient's condition breather. Thus, we chose to ulotomia because it is a minimally invasive surgical procedure, aiming only excision of gum tissue that covered the crown of unerupted tooth, thus allowing an unobstructed path to come to occupy its position in the dental arch. Final considerations: the ulotomia a procedure is easy to perform for the professional and speedy recovery for the child patient, with an initial step in the treatment of poor-olcusão.

Palavras-chave : Tooth eruption.; Corrective orthodontics.; Malocclusion..

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