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Dentin dysplasia

Dentin dysplasia: Introduction

Dentin dysplasia: A genetic condition characterized by abnormal dentin in primary and/or secondary teeth. Dentin is the calcified structure directly under the outer tooth enamel but surrounding the inner tooth pulp. There are three subtypes of the condition with variable symptoms. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Dentin dysplasia is available below.

Symptoms of Dentin dysplasia

  • Obliterated tooth root pulp chambers (primary teeth)
  • Crescent-shaped tooth root pulp chambers (secondary teeth)
  • Short tooth roots
  • Absent root canals
  • Poorly aligned teeth
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Dentin dysplasia

  • Oral hygiene should be a high priority. Orthodontic work should be kept to a minimum as the short tooth roots mean that minimal trauma can result in tooth loss
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Dentin dysplasia: Complications

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Causes of Dentin dysplasia

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Definitions of Dentin dysplasia:

An apparently hereditary disorder of dentin formation, marked by a normal appearance of coronal dentin associated with pulpal obliteration, faulty root formation, and a tendency for peripheral lesions without obvious cause. (From Dorland, 27th ed) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Dentin dysplasia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

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  1. Dentin dysplasia: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Complications

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