Condensing osteitis

Condensing osteitis
Condensing osteitis
Classification and external resources
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Condensing osteitis is an area of bone sclerosis under teeth which show signs of inflammation. The most common site is near premolars and molars. On radiographs, condensing osteitis appears a radiopaque or lighter area around the roots of a tooth. There is no associated bone expansion.


  • Garre's disease (described by Dr. Carl Garré in 1893)
  • sclerosing osteitis


  • Kahn, Michael A. Basic Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Volume 1. 2001.

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