Spontaneous reversibility of an iatrogenic orthodontic elastic band-induced localized periodontitis following surgical intervention - case report

Sowmya Nettem, Sunil Kumar Nettemu, K. Kiran Kumar, G. Venkat Reddy, Pendyala Siva Kumar

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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 conficting 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-81
Number of pages4
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2012
Externally publishedYes


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  • Medicine(all)

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