Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 84--87

Periostitis ossificans in a 10-year-old child


Camilla Marcelino1, Maria Dalla Costa1, Alexandre Roberto Heck2, Mary Aparecida Pereira Heck1, Fabian Calixto Fraiz1 
1 Department of Stomatology, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
2 Department of Restorative Dentistry, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Fabian Calixto Fraiz
Avenida Prefeito Lothario Meissner, 632 Jardim Botanico, Curitiba, Parana
Brazil

Periostitis ossificans (PO) is a type of osteomyelitis stemming from an odontogenic infection, generally found in children and adolescents, and often leads to the loss of the involved tooth. This case presents a less invasive alternative for the treatment of PO. A 10-year-old patient presented with an asymmetrical increase in the left side of the mandible. Tooth 36 exhibited pulp necrosis and incomplete root formation. Radiographically, the bone in the region had the appearance of the layers of an onion. Computed tomography indicated periosteal bone proliferation in the region of the ramus and angle of the mandible adjacent to the vestibular cortical bone. Therapy involved root canal preparation and intracanal medication with calcium hydroxide in tooth 36. Complete remission of the condition occurred within 14 months. In conclusion, endodontic intervention is a less invasive alternative and should be considered to minimize the negative impact of tooth loss in children.


How to cite this article:
Marcelino C, Costa MD, Heck AR, Pereira Heck MA, Fraiz FC. Periostitis ossificans in a 10-year-old child.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2020;38:84-87


How to cite this URL:
Marcelino C, Costa MD, Heck AR, Pereira Heck MA, Fraiz FC. Periostitis ossificans in a 10-year-old child. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Apr 11 ];38:84-87
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