DENSE BONE ISLANDS: A CASE SERIES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT
Received 2021-12-15: Accepted 2022-02-04; Published 2022-07-01
Keywords:Dense Bone Islands, Orthodontic, Space Closure
Dense bone islands (DBI) are benign intra-bony osteosclerotic lesions that are often asymptomatic and found incidentally on dental radiographs. DBI in patients requiring orthodontic treatment may influence the success of tooth movement through the lesion, the implications for the management of anchorage, possible increased risk of root resorption or whether the lesion needs to be excised prior to orthodontic treatment. Although there are many case reports pertaining to DBIs, very few involve those requiring orthodontic treatment. The diagnosis, management, and outcomes of three cases diagnosed with DBI are described in which orthodontic treatment has been undertaken in patients with DBIs.
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