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premolar

1. situated before a molar tooth
2. any one of eight bicuspid teeth in the human adult, two situated on each side of both jaws between the first molar and the canine
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premolar

[prē′mō·lər]
(anatomy)
In each quadrant of the permanent human dentition, one of the two teeth between the canine and the first molar; a bicuspid.
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The right second premolar had a minimal class II composite restoration, the left first premolar had a cast post and core, and the left second premolar and second molar were missing.
In this study, it is evident that the teeth length values decreased from the first premolar to the third molar in both the arches.
He was diagnosed with an oral cutaneous sinus associated with a non-vital lower left first premolar. Pulp extirpation was undertaken and with completion root canal treatment by the dental practitioner.
The evolutionary characteristic of the mandibular first premolar is single-rooted in most human populations.
The aim of this trial was to evaluate the rate of canine retraction in maxillary first premolar extraction patients with or without flapless cortical perforations (FCPs) made with a miniscrew.
Camouflage treatment is mainly based on the retraction of the upper incisors by extracting the upper first premolars or whole maxillary arch distalization using temporary anchorage devices and protraction of the lower incisors to resolve increased overjet (8-14).
Various studies have evaluated the number of canals in the maxillary premolars.4,9,25,26,30,31 The number of canals in maxillary first premolars are reported in the following range: single canal (2.1-17.7%), two canals (85-96%) and three canals (1.2-9.2%).4,9,25,26,30,31 In our study, the proportion of a single canal in maxillary first premolar was 6(5.2%), two canals and three canals were 102(89.6%) and 6(5.2%), respectively.
Maxillary first premolars would be extracted for anterior retraction, and the anterior crossbite would be corrected with a mandibular setback.
The cystic lesion enclosed the left mandibular canine and first premolar which were impacted and displaced.
First premolar extraction effects on upper airway dimension in bimaxillary proclination patients.
In a study by Lo and Moyers,14 the most favorable sequence of eruption to obtain a normal molar relationship was as follows: first molar, central incisor, lateral incisor, first premolar, second premolar, canine, second molar in the maxilla and first molar, cen- tral incisor, lateral incisor, canine, first premolar, second premolar, second molar in the mandible.

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