Condensing osteitis


  • It is an unusual reaction of bone to a mild bacterial infection entering the bone through a carious tooth in persons who have a high degree of tissue resistance.
  • Instead of destruction proliferation of bone takes place.
  • The sclerosing bone is not attached to the tooth and remains after the extraction of the tooth.
  • No surgical removal is needed.

Differential diagnosis


Different cases of condensing osteitis.

Panoramic images showing condensing osteitis in the mandible.