Case Reports in Dentistry
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A Case Report of Dental Implants and Site Augmentation in a Patient with Erosive Lichen Planus

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Case Reports in Dentistry publishes case reports and case series in all areas of dentistry, including periodontal diseases, dental implants, oral pathology, as well as oral and maxillofacial surgery.

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Orthodontic Management of Skeletal Class II Malocclusion with the Invisalign Mandibular Advancement Feature Appliance: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

The treatment of Class II malocclusion due to mandibular retrognathia is one of the most common challenges met in orthodontic practice. When it comes to a growing patient, functional appliances are the optimal way to achieve growth modification by enhancing mandibular growth. Clear aligners have been part of the orthodontic treatment for several decades but until recently they were only used to correct mild malocclusions. In 2017, Align Technology introduced the Invisalign with Mandibular Advancement Feature (IMAF) which replicates the action of functional appliances. As this device is new to clinical practice, there is limited literature on its clinical efficiency. This case report describes the orthodontic management of a 12-year-old male patient having skeletal Class II malocclusion due to mandibular retrognathia. As the patient was experiencing active growth, the IMAF appliance was chosen for his treatment. The IMAF appliance appears to be successful in the treatment of Class II malocclusion with mandibular retrognathism in a growing patient. As with all functional appliances, the correction of the malocclusion is a result of both skeletal and dental effects and the IMAF presents the advantage of producing less proclination of the lower incisors compared to other functional appliances.

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Symptomatic Apical Periodontitis of the Mandibular First Molar with the Accessory Canal in the Furcation Area Mimicking Furcation Perforation

Apical periodontitis frequently presents as a chronic disease. To arrive at a true diagnosis, in addition to the clinical examination, it is mandatory to undertake radiographic examinations and evaluate the clinical presentation. Knowledge of the root canal morphology is a prerequisite for effective nonsurgical endodontic treatment. The internal morphological features of the pulp chamber are variable and complex. This case report describes the treatment and outcome of symptomatic apical periodontitis of a mandibular first molar with the accessory (chamber) canal. The applied treatment fully contributed to the periapical lesion regression as shown in the four-year recall periapical radiography.

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Root Membrane Replantation as an Alternative Technique for the Socket Preservation

Background and Overview. Socket shield is a technique that allows the maintenance of tissue volumes. In the reported clinical case, the replantation of the buccal root fragment mistakenly extracted during a socket shield surgery is performed. We present a follow-up to 5 years with an unexpected healing.Case Description. An 88-year-old patient underwent an immediate loading implant placement associated with the replantation of the mistakenly extracted root fragment. The shaping of the fragment was performed extraorally, and the replantation was done so that the fragment protruded above the crest margin.Conclusions and Practical Implications. The 5-year follow-up shows an uneventful healing of the implant. At 48 months, postoperative CBCT exam reports images compatible with the regeneration of the bone over the portion of root that protruded over the margin. The outcome suggests clinical implications, as the opportunity to easily shape the fragment extraorally and replant sound portion of the root (not necessary the buccal) in buccal socket with bone defect.

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Compound Odontoma Associated with Dentigerous Cyst Incidentally Detected in an Adult Patient: Tomography and Histological Features

Odontoma is the most common benign odontogenic tumor of epithelial and mesenchymal origin. The standard treatment involves a conservative approach. While this procedure is generally well accepted and tolerated, some difficulties may arise in case of odontomas associated with cystic lesions. In general, the expansive nature of cystic lesions requires their surgical excision, different from isolated nonsymptomatic odontomas that can be monitored radiographically. However, to the best of our knowledge, there is scarce evidence currently available reporting on the presence of odontoma-associated cystic lesions in the oral cavity. Therefore, the present case report is aimed at describing the diagnostic clinical, radiological, and histological features together with the surgical management of a dentigerous cyst associated with a compound odontoma. Following surgical removal of the lesion, no recurrence was observed after 12 months of follow-up.

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Orthodontic Management of a Rare Incidence Bilateral Maxillary Canine-First Premolar Transposition Using Fixed Appliance

Objective. A change in the location of two permanent teeth within the same quadrant of the dental arch is known as tooth transposition. This article illustrates the nonextraction treatment of a bilaterally complete transposition between maxillary canines and first premolars, using fixed mechanics. Material and Method. Upper and lower preadjusted, edgewise, fixed appliances with MBT prescription ( slot size brackets) were used for the treatment. After providing room for the canine teeth, the piggyback technique was used to bring the right canine to the arch in the position of the first premolar. In the final phase of treatment, both the upper and lower arches had stainless steel wire with Class II elastic 4 oz on the right and left sides. Result. It showed that the maxillary first premolars and canines were favorably aligned into transposed position. The upper right and left premolars occluded with the lower canines in Class I relationship and good intercuspation as well as skeletal and molar Class I relationships were maintained with a pleasant facial profile. Conclusion. The early diagnosis plays a significant role as much as considering esthetics and function factors in deciding which treatment strategy should be followed. The key to a successful and stable result is substantial treatment planning and careful orthodontic management.

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The Alteration of Brain Function by the Improvement of Periodontal Tissues and Occlusal State

Objective. In this study, we have introduced a case in which the effective blood oxygenation level-dependent signal on functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) was altered by the improvement of periodontal tissue and occlusal function in a patient with periodontitis Stage II Grade B. Material and Methods. A 61-year-old female patient requiring periodontal treatment was diagnosed as having periodontitis Stage II Grade B via clinical and radiographic examinations. Her past medical history included type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. Following the patient’s informed written consent, the periodontal initial treatment provided to the patient included tooth brushing instruction and scaling and root planing; however, occlusal adjustment was not performed at this stage. Occlusal force and fMRI results were also evaluated at the initial and reevaluation examinations. Results. After the periodontal initial treatment had been performed, it was noted that the patient’s periodontal tissue and occlusal force had improved. It was also evident from fMRI that cerebral blood flow had been activated in the insula, primary motor cortex, and premotor cortex. Conclusion. This result suggested that the periodontal ligament had recovered and the periodontal ligament neuron had been further subjected to clenching in the insula so that the muscle spindle sensation impacted the motor cortex.

Case Reports in Dentistry
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Acceptance rate30%
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CiteScore1.000
Journal Citation Indicator0.360
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