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Ankylosed Tooth

It is defined as a severe disorder in which there is a fusion of cementum and the alveolar bone. It is characterized by the loss of periodontal ligament space and tooth mobility. Early orthodontic treatment proves to be the best management strategy for ankylosis.

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Is tooth fused to jaw bone commonly seen?

Query: Hi doctor, During a recent extraction of nineth teeth, the dentist said that my right upper back molar had attached itself to the bone. When he tried to extract it a piece of my jaw bone cracked off, pierced the sinus cavity and punctured an artery. Blood spurted everywhere and they frantically appl...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The tooth must have been ankylosed, which means fused to the bone. Also, it must have been really close to an artery and the laceration of which caused the hemorrhage. But, there is nothing to worry. Even though this is uncommon, the wound will heal. Use Betadine mouth...  Read Full »

I have had braces for six years, and my lower jaw is ankylosed now. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 17-year-old female; I have had braces for six years with no apparent date to get them off shortly. My current orthodontist says I have a pretty rare case of ankylosis on my bottom jaw; when I was younger, I was told we had to wait till I was 16-17 because I would probably need jaw ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. A few possibilities come to mind from the history presented and the pictures attached (the attachments are removed to protect the patient's identity). The possibilities are ankylosis of teeth, condylar hypoplasia, condylar ankylosis and primar...  Read Full »

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