Periodontal and Orthodontic Management of Malocclusion as a Result of Juvenile Periodontitis in Benin City: A Case Report

  • IN Ize-Iyamu
  • AO Umoh

Abstract

A case of severe malocclusion as a result of juvenile periodontitis is reported. An interdisciplinary approach involving the Periodontist and the Orthodontist was used to manage a 19-year-old boy who presented with a grade 2 mobility of the anterior teeth resulting in pathologic migration of those teeth and a severe anterior inclination of 14.5mm with a deep overbite. There was a pathological loss of the upper right canine, generalized anterior segment spacing, supra eruption of the lower right canine and extrusion of the upper premolars and molars. This case report emphasizes the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork among Dental specialists in managing difficult cases, resulting in a favourable functional and aesthetically pleasing outcome.
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