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Infrabony pockets and reduced alveolar bone height in relation to orthodontic therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9161284     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Experimental animal studies have shown that orthodontic movement of teeth into infrabony pockets may be detrimental to the periodontal attachment. After elimination of subgingival plaque infection in the experimental animals, no additional loss of connective tissue attachment occurred. An experimental model has shown that a tooth with normal periodontal support can be orthodontically moved into an area of reduced bone height with maintenance of height of connective tissue attachment level and alveolar bone support. The results from these experimental studies have been tested clinically.
B Thilander
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in orthodontics     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1073-8746     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Orthod     Publication Date:  1996 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-05-30     Completed Date:  1997-05-30     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9511978     Medline TA:  Semin Orthod     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-61     Citation Subset:  D    
Department of Orthodontics, Göteborg University, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Alveolar Bone Loss / complications*
Alveolar Process / pathology
Dental Plaque / complications
Oral Hygiene
Periodontal Attachment Loss / etiology*,  prevention & control*
Periodontal Pocket / complications*
Tooth Movement / adverse effects*

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