pathologic migration

path·o·log·ic mi·gra·tion

(pathŏ-lojik mī-grāshŭn)
Movement of a tooth out of its natural position as a result of periodontal infection.
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3) It can also increase the stability of abutment teeth with periodontal disorders and protect them from pathologic migration, and thus, may enhance the functional effect of the prosthetic treatment.