Delayed eruption is late emergence of the tooth into the oral cavity. A delayed eruption in kids is one of common cause that worries most of the parents. There are many factors causing late emergence of the tooth such as any systemic disorders, craniofacial syndromes, age, hormones etc…!!!
One such parent visited RDCH with her pretty little daughter who was 9 yr old and her upper front tooth didn’t emerge into the oral cavity. She gave a history of some laser treatment done elsewhere two years ago which also didn’t help in the eruption. Hence we took an x-ray of the same which showed the tooth was held by thick oral soft tissue lining. And we planned to do an Operculectomy which is the removal of the soft tissue covering the tooth enabling the same to erupt. we performed operculectomy under local anesthesia and exposed the tooth.