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Regional odontodysplasia: review of the literature and report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9161204     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Regional odontodysplasia is a rare and unique dental developmental anomaly that affects tooth morphogenesis. This case is unusual in that it involved the mandibular dentition. However, in this case the mandible was unilaterally involved. The presence of an abscess in relation to the lower right first permanent molar, in the absence of deep caries or periodontal pathology was an interesting finding. The radiographic appearance of bizarre pulpal morphology with high pulp horns extending to the occlusal surface would provide an open communication between the pulpal tissue and oral cavity. The importance of the first permanent molar as a strategic tooth was recognized and an apexification procedure was performed. The care and treatment of a child with odontodysplasia requires a multidisciplinary approach. In this case the right lower primary cuspid and first primary molar had been extracted previously. The early extraction of these teeth and the subsequent delay in hard tissue formation and eruption of the permanent successors could have resulted in altered growth of the alveolus in this region.
J Vaikuntam; N B Tatum; H S McGuff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of clinical pediatric dentistry     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1053-4628     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Pediatr Dent     Publication Date:  1996  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-05-30     Completed Date:  1997-05-30     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9100079     Medline TA:  J Clin Pediatr Dent     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-40     Citation Subset:  D    
Department of Pathology, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio 78284-7888, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Dental Pulp Cavity / abnormalities*
Odontodysplasia / complications,  pathology,  therapy*
Periapical Abscess / complications
Root Canal Therapy

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