Wednesday, April 26, 2006

This might make an interesting scan

This is part of a pan I took on a patient today. I am curious about the lower first molars. It looks like the ortho may have moved these teeth a little too fast. Would that cause what I see on this film? Any ideas?


Blogger Craig Dial said...

That is a very interesting pan. It dose look like the teeth were dragged through the bone too quickly, but I am not an authority here. I see we have several dentin its (and at least one orthodontist) on this blog list. Maybe one of them can comment?

10:11 AM  
Blogger Amnon said...

Hi, I agree with Craig, especially the left one!
I had a case about 8 years ago
where too much force was applied and both first molars moved mesially & up, this lady lost her occlusion.

3:36 PM  
Blogger Idaho Facial Imaging said...

The movement of the first molars has been too rapid for the osteoblastic activity to lay down enough bone to be evident on the x-ray. Severe occlusal trauma looks identical to these images. If the teeth are allowed to rest, the bone generation will catch up without any long term damage.

2:32 PM  

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