publication . Article . 2013

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

AE Vishwanath; BK Sharmada; Sandesh S Pai; Nandini Nelvigi;
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  • Published: 15 Apr 2013 Journal: Journal of Indian Orthodontic Society (issn: 0301-5742, eissn: 0974-9098, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Abstract
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 year of undergoing orthodontic treatment, the patient presented with dull pain and mobility in the left upper permanent molar for which there was no apparent etiology. On clinical examination, the patient had gingival inflammation, associated with a deep pocket and severe mobility (grade III) in relation to the same teeth. Radiographic examination of an orthopantomogram and intraoral periapical radio...
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free text keywords: Orthodontic separator, Alveolar bone loss, Curettage, Dentistry, RK1-715, Cementoenamel junction, Physical examination, medicine.diagnostic_test, medicine, business.industry, business, Dental alveolus, Periodontology, Periodontal abscess, medicine.disease, Orthodontics, Periodontal fiber, medicine.medical_treatment, Panoramic radiograph
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publication . Article . 2013

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

AE Vishwanath; BK Sharmada; Sandesh S Pai; Nandini Nelvigi;