Peripheral giant cell granuloma during orthodontic treatment

L. Wolfson, H. Tal, S. Covo

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Inflammatory and hyperplastic gingival responses during orthodontic treatment are common. These may complicate the actual treatment and may require periodontal therapy. The present report describes the development of an interproximal enlarged peripheral giant cell granuloma during orthodontic treatment, resulting in migration and separation of the neighboring teeth and resorption of the interproximal alveolar septum and molar root. The lesion was excised and the bone was curetted; this led to spontaneous migration of the involved teeth to their natural positions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-523
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1989


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