J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 21, Number 2, Avril 2018
|Number of page(s)||13|
|Published online||01 February 2019|
Preorthodontic enhancement of fragile phenotype periodontium
Former hospital-university assistant in dentistry, private practice of dentistry in La Ciotat
2 Public Assistance Hospitals in Marseille (Hôpital de la Timone-AP-HM, Dentistry Division)–School of Dentistry, Aix-Marseille University
3 Lecturers of universities-Hospital practitioner
4 Private practice of orthodontics in Aubagne
5 Professor in Universities. Hospital practitioner. Periodontology. President of the French Society of Dentistry and oral Implantology
Address for correspondence: Cyril Goubron – 8 Rue Montaigne – 13012 Marseille. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 28 November 2017
Periodontology and orthodontics are two closely related odonatological disciplines, both of which affect the periodontium of our patients. If in most cases orthodontics have no adverse effect on the periodontium, in case of fragile (weak?) phenotype periodontium (low height or lake of keratinized tissue, thin bone tables, fenestrations or bone dehiscence) orthodontic treatment can, depending on the movements performed, cause or aggravate periodontal recessions that are unsightly and painful for the patient and compromise the results. Through a clinical case we will see how to prevent and treat these cases to make orthodontic treatment possible and maintain its results over time.
Key words: Orthodontics / periodontics / fragile phenotype periodontium / gingival recession / periodontal plastic surgery
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