Combined orthodontic and periodontic treatment in a child with Papillon Lefèvre syndrome


A 9-year-old girl with Papillon-Lefèvre syndrome (PLS) was treated orthodontically 24 months after the start of mechanical and antibiotic therapy in adjunct with periodontal treatment every 6 weeks. After achieving stable periodontal conditions, orthodontic treatment was commenced to correct the teeth position, facial profile, and maxillary protraction. Following the combination therapy and a failure to detect Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans from any site in the oral cavity, orthodontic treatment with a fixed appliance was performed aside from creating space for eruption of permanent teeth. We found that combined periodontal and orthodontic treatment of PLS may be successful with a complex interdisciplinary regimen and close follow up. This is a 2-year follow-up case report of a girl with PLS. Orthodontic and periodontic therapy were offered using combined treatments of orthodontic and periodontal with the benefit of prosthodontic consultation, resulting in a treatment plan.

DOI: 10.15537/smj.2015.8.11437

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@inproceedings{AlSarheed2015CombinedOA, title={Combined orthodontic and periodontic treatment in a child with Papillon Lef{\`e}vre syndrome}, author={Maha A. AlSarheed and Fares S. Al-Sehaibany}, booktitle={Saudi medical journal}, year={2015} }