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Condensing osteitis

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 bone destruction proliferation of osseous tissue 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.