A residual granuloma in association with a dental implant

Michael Scott McCracken, Ramakiran V. Chavali, Nasser Said Al-Naief, Paul D. Eleazer

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Abstract

At times, dental implants are placed into sites with a history of periapical pathology. Sometimes the infection is active, and other times the tooth may have been extracted years before implant placement. In either case, the possibility exists for long-term residual cysts or infections that can negatively impact the prognosis of the implant. In this case report, an implant is placed into a healed mandibular ridge several months after extraction of the tooth. A radiolucency was noted on routine radiographic examination 2 years later. Surgical inspection and histology revealed a periapical granuloma with acute and chronic inflammatory cells. After surgical curettage of the site, the patient healed without complication. Implants may develop apical pathology as a result of a preexisting long-term residual infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-90
Number of pages4
JournalImplant Dentistry
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2012

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Dental Implants
Granuloma
Periapical Granuloma
Infection
Pathology
Tooth Extraction
Curettage
Cysts
Histology
Tooth

Keywords

  • granuloma
  • implant
  • infection
  • radiolucency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery

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McCracken, M. S., Chavali, R. V., Al-Naief, N. S., & Eleazer, P. D. (2012). A residual granuloma in association with a dental implant. Implant Dentistry, 21(2), 87-90. https://doi.org/10.1097/ID.0b013e31824c2b52

A residual granuloma in association with a dental implant. / McCracken, Michael Scott; Chavali, Ramakiran V.; Al-Naief, Nasser Said; Eleazer, Paul D.

In: Implant Dentistry, Vol. 21, No. 2, 01.04.2012, p. 87-90.

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McCracken, MS, Chavali, RV, Al-Naief, NS & Eleazer, PD 2012, 'A residual granuloma in association with a dental implant', Implant Dentistry, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 87-90. https://doi.org/10.1097/ID.0b013e31824c2b52
McCracken MS, Chavali RV, Al-Naief NS, Eleazer PD. A residual granuloma in association with a dental implant. Implant Dentistry. 2012 Apr 1;21(2):87-90. https://doi.org/10.1097/ID.0b013e31824c2b52
McCracken, Michael Scott ; Chavali, Ramakiran V. ; Al-Naief, Nasser Said ; Eleazer, Paul D. / A residual granuloma in association with a dental implant. In: Implant Dentistry. 2012 ; Vol. 21, No. 2. pp. 87-90.
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