A Variation in Tooth Position-180Âº
Rotated Maxillary Second Premolar
Dr. Gurudutt Nayak,
Reader, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Kanti Devi Dental College and Hospital, Mathura, Uttar Pradeshâ€“ 281006, India.
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Rotation of a tooth around an axis which is perpendicular to the occlusal plane through angles which approach 180Â° is a rare anomaly which is found in the human dentition. Such aberrations present a multiâ€“factorial model in their origin. Both genetic and local factors seem to contribute to this abnormality. If the contribution of local factors could be identified, a way could open to an early treatment and prevention of secondary rotations of opposing and contiguous teeth. A case of a 180Â° rotation of maxillary left second premolar in a male patient of Indian origin has been described here.