Clinical  and Radiographic Findings

The primary panoramic radiograph (Fig 1) demonstrated a well-demarcated radiolucency between teeth #s 10 and 11.  This lesion caused divergence of the two teeth and also expanded the labial bone.  Both teeth are vital and show no evidence of caries.  The postoperative panoramic view (Fig 2) was taken on March 15, 2006, almost four and a half months after the surgery.  It shows healing of the area with a small radiolucency at the apices of teeth #s 10 and 11.  The teeth are less divergent.

Figure 1. This is a panoramic radiograph taken at presentation in October 2005.  It shows a radiolucency between teeth #s 10 and 11.  Teeth #s 10 and 11 are clearly divergent.

Figure 2. This is a panoramic radiograph taken in March 2006, almost four and a half months after surgery.  Note the healing and the less divergent teeth.