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Treatment of Peridodontal Abscess Caused by Occlusal Trauma: A case Report
1Department of Pedodontics, Selcuk University, Faculty of Dentistry, Konya, Turkey
Journal of Pediatric Dentistry 2013; 1(2): 50-52 DOI: 10.4103/WKMP-0028.117447
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Orthodontic treatment has a big role in prevention and treatment of dental malposition. The signs and symptoms experienced by patients with occlusal trauma are mobility of teeth, pain on mastication, and periodontal disease. In this case report, an 8-year-old girl who was noticed to have intraoral swelling by her parents 2 days ago is reported. It was diagnosed as a periodontal abscess caused by occlusal trauma. As a treatment planning, it was decided that abscess be drained and orthodontic appliances be used to eliminate chronic trauma. Root developing and healthy periodontal status were observed following the treatment as a result
of 36 months follow-up.