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Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 1989 Dec;96(6):519-23.

Peripheral giant cell granuloma during orthodontic treatment.

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Department of Periodontology, Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel.


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.

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