Autotransplantation of a Third Molar as a Lower Second Molar Combined with Orthognathic Surgery
Korean Journal of Cleft Lip and Palate Association (대한구순구개열학회지)
Korean Journal of Cleft Lip and Palate Association (대한구순구개열학회지), Vol.16(1) : 24-34, 2013
We report the treatment of an adult Class II malocclusion with severe crowding and a hopeless lower second molar. According to the treatment plan, 4 premolars and 4 third molars were to be extracted for 2-jaw surgery. To replace the hopeless lower second molar, one upper third molar was successfully autotransplanted during the pre-surgical orthodontic treatment. Multiple teeth are frequently extracted for treatment purposes in adult surgical cases. Under precise diagnosis, the reuse of extracted teeth to replace missing teeth can be a successful alternative even in adult surgical patients.