Indian Journal of Dental Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 198--202

Gingival tissue proliferation into the tooth following iatrogenic miniscrew insertion: A newer underreported complication


Thavarajah Rooban1, Nathamuni Rengarajan Krishnaswamy2, Valai Kasim Shakeel Ahmed2 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Ragas Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Ragas Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Valai Kasim Shakeel Ahmed
Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Ragas Dental College and Hospital, 2/102, East Coast Road, Uthandi, Chennai  -  600  119, Tamil Nadu
India

Miniscrew implant (MSI) has been reported to be an excellent, supportive orthodontic anchorage tool. The placement of MSI is not free from complication and foremost of which is penetration of MSI into the vital tooth structures. This case report is probably the first to report a newer underreported complication. Interestingly, a small bit of gingival tissue was found deep inside the dentin of the tooth, surviving and proliferating in the MSI-damaged zone. This case report is probably the first to give direct histological evidence in humans that a MSI can cause implantation phenomenon which has the potential to give rise to numerous pathologies including pulpal, periodontal, and cystic transformation. Through this report, it is emphasized that clinicians should have a structured, formal MSI placement training to avoid such instances and also underlines the need to develop protocols to be followed in the instance of an inadvertent MSI penetration.


How to cite this article:
Rooban T, Krishnaswamy NR, Ahmed VK. Gingival tissue proliferation into the tooth following iatrogenic miniscrew insertion: A newer underreported complication.Indian J Dent Res 2017;28:198-202


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Rooban T, Krishnaswamy NR, Ahmed VK. Gingival tissue proliferation into the tooth following iatrogenic miniscrew insertion: A newer underreported complication. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Nov 30 ];28:198-202
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