PATHOLOGIC MIGRATION – A REVIEW
*Dr. Tushar Udaykumar Nadagadalli, Dr. Suchetha Aghanashini, Dr. Sapna Nadiger, Dr. Darshan Basavaraj Mundinamane, Dr. Apoorva Sokke Mallikarjunappa and Dr. Divya Bhat
Pathologic tooth migration is relatively common among periodontitis patients and its prevalence has been reported to range from 30.03% to 55.8% having multifactorial etiology. Mostly occurs in anterior aesthetic area so it is of major concern for the patient. Management involves multidisciplinary approach involving periodontal therapy/orthodontic therapy/ restorative therapy. However, some cases have shown success in a spontaneous correction of pathologic migration when only periodontal therapy was opted. Advanced stages of pathologic tooth migration involve complex, expensive, time-consuming procedures so, attention must be given in its early stages to prevent its further progression.
Keywords: Alveolar bone loss; Pathologic tooth migration; Periodontitis; multidisciplinary approach.
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