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Quintessence Publishing: Journals: ORTHODONTICS
ORTHODONTICS
The Art and Practice of Dentofacial Enhancement

Formerly World Journal of Orthodontics

Edited by
Rafi Romano, DMD, MSc (Editor-in-Chief)

ISSN 2160-2999 (print) / ISSN 2160-3006 (online)

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Publication:
Summer 2011
Volume 12 , Issue 2

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Socket sclerosis: A rare complication obstructing orthodontic tooth movement

Navneet Arora Khurana, BDS, MDS/Gaurav Khurana, BDS, MDS/Nakul Uppal, BDS, MDS


PMID: 21935502

Socket sclerosis is usually asymptomatic and does not require any treatment. The only potential complication arises during orthodontic treatment, wherein a sclerosed socket of the premolars may be an obstacle in closing spaces by movement of teeth through the extraction space. This article demonstrates the problems encountered during the orthodontic treatment of a 20-year-old woman with socket sclerosis and the treatment strategy employed to overcome the same. Orthodontics (Chic) 2011;12:e1e5.

Key words: socket sclerosis, orthodontic treatment, problems encountered, management

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