Wilmette – Kenilworth, IL – To extract or not to extract – that is often a question asked of orthodontists and dental experts as children are growing. Can extracting otherwise healthy baby teeth have a positive impact on the eruption of permanent teeth? Dr. Michael Stosich always says look to the science.
One of the teeth these experts often look to is the canine. For patients who may have a palatally displaced permanent canine, could extraction of the primary tooth assist in its eruption? One examination of several studies of this sought to determine just that.