Periodontal Disease & Malocclusion
A 20 years old female presented with mobile teeth, signs of inflammation and evident malocclusion.
Through the control of the inflammatory lesions with periodic recalls and minor surgical treatment in the lower incisors area it was possible to maintain the natural dentition for many years.
In this particular case, occlusal trauma played no significant role in tooth mobility.
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