Floating teeth

Dr Yair Glick and Dr Ian Bickle et al.

Floating teeth is the description given to the appearances on imaging of teeth that appear to be floating as a result of alveolar bone destruction around their roots. 

Differential diagnosis

They are uncommonly encountered, with a wide differential diagnosis - albeit that the underlying cause will almost always be an aggressive bone disease/lesion. Causes include 1-4

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Article information

rID: 22472
System: Head & Neck
Tag: dental
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Floating tooth
  • Floating dentition

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    Case 1: due to nerve sheath tumour
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    Case 4: due to metastasis
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