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Glossary for Tooth abnormalities as seen in diabetes

  • Alkaptonuria: A rare disorder where the abnormal accumulation of a particular acid (homogentisic acid) in the body causes connective tissue and bone damage. This damage gives tissues a dark or bluish discoloration.
  • Amelogenesis Imperfecta: A rare genetic disorder characterized by defective tooth enamel.
  • Bleeding gums: Bleeding from or around the teeth gums
  • Dental conditions: Conditions that affect ones dentition
  • Ectodermal dysplasia: A group of rare inherited conditions which affect the ectodermal skin layer which includes the skin, hair, teeth and nails.
  • Endocrine system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the endocrine systems, such as the related hormones or glands.
  • Erythroblastosis fetalis: A condition which is characterized by a hemolytic anaemia of the fetus due to transplacental transmission of antibodies
  • Fluorosis: Excessive fluoride in the body
  • Gum symptoms: Dental symptoms affecting the gums
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Hypopituitarism: A disorder caused by reduced pituitary hormone levels. Hormones produce by the pituitary gland produces growth hormones, prolactin, thyroid stimulating hormone, antidiuretic hormone and others.
  • Mouth conditions: Any condition that affects the mouth
  • Sore gums: Sore or tender gums
  • Swollen gums: Swelling of the gums or the gum region
  • Tooth loss: The loss of a tooth


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