Unilateral Soft Tissue Impaction of Maxillary and Mandibular Permanent Premolars: A Case Report

Syed Wali Peeran, Naveen Kumar, Syed Ali Peeran, Khaled Awidat Abdalla


Tooth impaction is frequently observed anomaly of eruption and is often the sole complaint of young patients visiting dentists. Sometimes there can be impaction of teeth within the soft tissues. Soft tissue impaction may be caused by the presence of thick covering of oral mucosa or the lack of inherent eruption force. The purpose of this article is to review the principles of case management of soft tissue impacted premolars and to illustrate their potential to respond well to the treatment. Although the scope of treatment may depend on a varying range of factors, this case report demonstrates the inherent potential for good treatment outcome in cases of soft tissue impactions.


Premolar impaction, unerupted tooth, soft tissue impaction, gingivectomy.

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