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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 19, No. 4, 2012, pp. 77-80
Bioline Code: mj12057
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 19, No. 4, 2012, pp. 77-80

 en Spontaneous Reversibility of an Iatrogenic Orthodontic Elastic Band-induced Localized Periodontitis Following Surgical Intervention – Case Report
Nettem, Sowmya; Nettemu, Sunil Kumar; Kumar, K. Kiran; Reddy, G. Venkat & Kumar, Pendyala Siva

Abstract

Orthodontic elastic bands are an important iatrogenic etiologic factor in the causation of periodontal attachment apparatus breakdown. Appropriate diagnosis and a well constructed treatment plan tailor-made to suit the requirements of the particular patient is imperative for management of periodontal lesions induced by subgingival retention of rubber band. There are conflicting reports regarding the reattachment and regeneration of lost periodontal supporting tissues in such cases. The present case report highlights the spontaneous reversal and correction of periodontal destruction due to iatrogenic orthodontic elastic band displacement deep into the subgingival tissues.

Keywords
corrective orthodontics, periodontitis, remission, spontaneous

 
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