Periodontal lesions associated with deep traumatic overbite

Br Dent J. 2006 May 27;200(10):557-61; quiz 588. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.4813587.


Certain aspects of malocclusion, particularly deep overbite, can be related to periodontal pathology, especially in the presence of poor oral hygiene. The authors have noted an association between deep overbite and unusual periodontal lesions. These lesions often appear on radiographs as circumscribed radiolucencies, remote from the alveolar crest and sometimes close to the apex. Gingival surface injury and food impaction may be important aetiological factors. This is illustrated in this article by a number of case studies.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Alveolar Bone Loss / etiology
  • Dental Occlusion, Traumatic / classification
  • Dental Occlusion, Traumatic / complications*
  • Female
  • Gingival Recession / etiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Malocclusion / classification
  • Malocclusion / complications*
  • Middle Aged
  • Oral Fistula / etiology
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Periapical Diseases / etiology
  • Periodontal Diseases / etiology*
  • Periodontal Pocket / etiology
  • Periodontitis / etiology