Severe Bone Loss induced by Orthodontic Elastic Separator: A Rare Case Report

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A E Vishwanath; B K Sharmada; Sandesh S Pai; Nandini Nelvigi;
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
  • Journal: Journal of Indian Orthodontic Society (issn: 0301-5742, eissn: 0974-9098)
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  • Subject: Orthodontic separator | Alveolar bone loss | Curettage | Dentistry | RK1-715

A displaced orthodontic elastic separator was proposed as being the source of a gingival abscess that progressed to severe bone loss and exfoliation in a healthy adolescent patient with sound periodontal status prior to commencement of orthodontic treatment. After 1 yea... View more
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