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Onychophagia and postorthodontic isolated gingival recession: Diagnosis and treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23195373     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This clinical report describes the diagnosis and the management of isolated-type recession defects of complex etiology in 2 healthy postorthodontic patients. The lesions were confined to 1 mandibular incisor and were associated with an abnormal buccolingual inclination of the affected tooth despite a lingual retainer made with a round stainless steel twisted wire. After careful questioning, it was determined that the recession defects were indirect effects of habitual onychophagia. The concomitant fingernail-biting habit and the lingual bonded retainer led to the indirect development of bone dehiscence and, consequently, gingival recession.
Authors:
Giulio Alessandri Bonetti; Serena Incerti Parenti; Giovanni Zucchelli
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics     Volume:  142     ISSN:  1097-6752     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8610224     Medline TA:  Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  872-8     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 American Association of Orthodontists. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Assistant professor, Department of Orthodontics, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy. Electronic address: giulio.alessandri@unibo.it.
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