Developmental disturbances : Developmental disturbances In
TEETH Developmental disturbances of teeth : Developmental disturbances of teeth Size of teeth
Shape of teeth
Number of teeth
Structure of teeth
Growth (Eruption) of teeth D-D in size of teeth : D-D in size of teeth Microdontia
Macrodontia D-D in shape of teeth : D-D in shape of teeth Gemination
Dens in dente
Supernumerary roots D-D in number of teeth : D-D in number of teeth Anodontia
Post-permanent dentition D-D in structure of teeth : D-D in structure of teeth Amelogenesis imperfecta
Environmental enamel hypoplasia
Dentin hypocalcification D-D of growth (eruption) of teeth : D-D of growth (eruption) of teeth Premature eruption
Multiple unerupted teeth
Embedded and impacted teeth
Ankylosed deciduous teeth Developmental disturbances : Developmental disturbances in size of teeth Microdontia : Microdontia It is described as teeth which are smaller than normal i.e. outside the usual limits of variation.
Involving a single tooth Microdontia : Microdontia True generalized type:
All the teeth are smaller than normal.
Teeth are well formed but small in size.
Seen in Pituitary dwarfism, Down’s syndrome. Microdontia : Microdontia Microdontia : Microdontia Relative generalized type:
Normal or slightly smaller than normal teeth. but the jaws are somewhat larger than normal – impression of microdontia.
Inheritance of jaw size from one parent and tooth size from other parent can lead to this variations. Microdontia : Microdontia Involving a single tooth:
Also called localized microdontia.
Affects mostly the maxillary lateral incisor and third molars (Congenitally missing teeth too).
Supernumerary teeth are frequently small in size.
Can be seen in Facial Hemiatrophy. Microdontia : Microdontia Microdontia : Microdontia Common form in lateral incisors – PEG laterals.
The mesial and distal surfaces converge or taper incisally forming a peg-shaped or cone-shaped crown.
The roots are frequently shorter than normal. Microdontia : Microdontia Macrodontia : Macrodontia It refers to teeth that are larger than normal.
Also called Megalodontia or megadontia.
True generalized macrodontia
Relative generalized macrodontia
Macrodontia of single teeth Macrodontia : Macrodontia True generalized type:
All the teeth are larger than normal.
Associated with pituitary gigantism. Macrodontia : Macrodontia Relative generalized type:
Some what more common.
Normal or slightly larger sized teeth in smaller jaws.
Hereditary factors. Macrodontia : Macrodontia Involving a single tooth:
Tooth may appear normal in every aspect except for its size.
Should not confused with fusion of teeth.
Can be seen in facial hemi-hypertrophy of the face – the teeth of involved side may be larger than unaffected side. Macrodontia : Macrodontia Developmental disturbances : Developmental disturbances in shape of teeth Gemination : Gemination These are anomalies which arise from an attempt at division of single tooth germ by invagination, with resultant incomplete formation of two teeth.
Hereditary factors may play a role.
Difficulty to delineate this from fusion of a normal and supernumerary tooth. Gemination : Gemination Seen in deciduous and permanent teeth.
Structure is one tooth with:
Two completely or incompletely separated crowns.
Roots are single with a root canal.
Twinning – designate the production of equivalent structures by division resulting in one normal and one supernumerary tooth. Gemination : Gemination Comparison : Comparison Gemination - Defined as a single enlarged tooth or joined tooth in which the tooth count is normal, when the anomalous tooth is counted as one.
Fusion - defined as a single, enlarged tooth or joined tooth in which the tooth count reveals a missing tooth, when the anomalous tooth is counted as one. Fusion : Fusion Fused teeth arise through union of two normally separated tooth germs.
Could be between two normal teeth or a normal tooth with a supernumerary tooth like mesiodens or distomolar.
Fusion may be complete or incomplete based on the stage of tooth development at the time of fusion.
Physical force or pressure produces contact of developing teeth and their subsequent fusion. Fusion : Fusion Fusion : Fusion Fusion : Fusion Contact occurs before calcification – two teeth may be completely united to form a single large tooth.
Dentin is confluent in true fusion.
Contact after calcification of the crowns, the roots may be united. Fusion : Fusion Fusion : Fusion Tooth may have separate or fused root canals.
Common in deciduous as well as permanent teeth.
Clinical problems include esthetics, spacing and periodontal conditions. Concrescence : Concrescence A form of fusion which occurs after root formation has been completed.
Teeth are united by cementum only.
Crowding of teeth with resorption of adjacent interdental bone – contact of two roots – fused by cementum deposition. Concrescence : Concrescence Concrescence : Concrescence May occur before or after tooth eruption.
Usually involves two teeth. But a case involving three teeth has been reported.
Diagnosed by radiographic examination.
Should be noted during extraction procedures. Histopathology : Histopathology Deposition of excessive cementum over the original layer of primary cementum.
May be hypocellular or exhibit areas of cellular cementum resembling bone called osteocementum.
Polarized light to differentiate dentin and cementum. Factors asso. : Factors asso. Local factors:
Abnormal occlusal trauma
Unopposed teeth – impacted, embedded, without an antagonist Factors asso. : Factors asso. Systemic factors:
Acromegaly and pituitary gigantism
Paget’s disease of bone
Vitamin A deficiency Dilaceration : Dilaceration Refers to an angulation or a sharp bend or curve, in the root or crown of a formed teeth.
Due to trauma during tooth formation, the position of calcified portion of the tooth is changed and the remaining tooth develops at an angle. Dilaceration : Dilaceration Dilaceration : Dilaceration Dilaceration in a permanent tooth often follows traumatic injury (avulsion or intrusion) to the deciduous predecessor in which the tooth is driven apically into the jaw.
Can also develop secondary to adjacent cyst, tumor or odontogenic hamartoma. Dilaceration : Dilaceration The curve or bend can occur anywhere along the length of the tooth depending on the amount of tooth formed at the time of injury.
Can be problematic during extractions – need for pre-operative radiographs. Talon cusp : Talon cusp An anomalous structure resembling an eagle’s talon, projects lingually from the cingulum areas of a maxillary or mandibular permanent incisor.
This cusp blends smoothly with the lingual tooth surface except for a deep developmental groove.
Composed of normal enamel, dentin and a horn of pulp tissue. Clinical features : Clinical features Radiographic features : Radiographic features Talon cusp : Talon cusp Clinical problems include esthetics, caries control and occlusal accomodation.
Quite uncommon among the general population.
May be seen in other somatic and odontogenic anomalies. Talon cusp : Talon cusp More prevalent in Rubinstein – Taybi syndrome.
Broad thumbs and great toes.
Characteristic facial features.
Delayed or incomplete descendence of testes in males.
Stature, head circumference and bone age below the 15th percentile. Dens in dente : Dens in dente Also called Dens invaginatus, Dilated composite odontome.
Is a developmental variation thought to arise as a result of invagination in the surface of a tooth crown before calcification has occurred. Dens in dente : Dens in dente Fairly common and extreme variations in clinical presentation.
The term was initially applied to a severely invaginated tooth which appeared radiographically as a tooth within a tooth – it is a misnomer but continued to be used. Dens in dente : Dens in dente Caused could be:
Increased localized external pressure
Focal growth retardation
Focal growth stimulation
(in certain areas of the tooth bud) Dens in dente : Dens in dente Permanent maxillary lateral incisors are most frequently involved and sometimes, the maxillary central incisor and some posterior teeth.
Radicular variety with a radicular invagination results from infolding of hertwig’s sheath and origin is within the root after development is complete. Dens in dente : Dens in dente Radiographic features : Radiographic features Dens in dente : Dens in dente Mild form – has an accentuation/deep invagination in the lingual pit area.
Radiographs reveal a pear shaped invagination of enamel and dentin with a narrow constriction at the opening on the surface of the tooth and closely approximating the pulp in its depth.
Severe form – an invagination that extends nearly to the apex of the root. Dens in dente : Dens in dente Food debris can accumulate leading to caries and pulpal infection.
Bizarre radiographic picture with severe disturbance in the normal anatomic and morphologic structure of the teeth.
It should be recognized early and restored prophylactically. It could be detected in radiographs even before the tooth erupts. Dens evaginatus : Dens evaginatus Also called Leong’s premolar, Evaginated odontome.
It is a developmental condition that appears clinically as an accessory cusp or a globule of enamel on the occlusal surface between the buccal and lingual cusps of premolars, unilaterally or bilaterally. Dens evaginatus : Dens evaginatus Occurs in persons of mongoloid ancestry – chinese, japanese, filipinos, eskimos and american-indians.
Evolves by proliferation and evagination of an area of the inner enamel epithelium and subjacent odontogenic mesenchyme into the dental organ during early tooth development. Dens evaginatus : Dens evaginatus May physically resemble talon cusp.
Extra cusp can lead to:
Displacement of teeth
Pulp exposure following occlusal wear or fracture. Dens evaginatus : Dens evaginatus Shovel shaped incisors : Shovel shaped incisors Predominantly in asians, native americans and alaskans.
Affects maxillary central and lateral incisors.
Has prominent lateral margins creating a hollowed lingual surface resembling the scoop of a shovel.
Thickened marginal ridges converge at the cingulum. There is a deep pit, fissure or dens invaginatus at this junction. Taurodontism : Taurodontism Originated by Sir Arthur Keith in 1913 to describe a dental anomaly in which the body of the tooth is enlarged at the expense of the roots.
Means bull-like tooth as it is similar to teeth in ungulate or cud-chewing animals.
It is an enlargement of the body and pulp chamber of a multi-rooted tooth with apical displacement of the pulpal floor and bifurcation of the roots. Taurodontism : Taurodontism Shaw classified it as,
Hypotaurodont – mildest form
Mesotaurodont – moderate
Hypertaurodont – severe form with furcation near the apices of the roots. Taurodontism : Taurodontism Causes enumerated by Mangion are:
Mutation resulting from odontoblastic deficiency during dentinogenesis of the roots.
Could be due to failure of Hertwig’s epithelial sheath to invaginate at the proper horizontal level.
Appears to be genetically controlled and familial in nature. Taurodontism : Taurodontism Associated in Neanderthal man.
Occur concomitantly with amelogenesis imperfecta - hypomaturation-hypoplastic variety.
Reported in Klinefelter’s syndrome. Taurodontism : Taurodontism Taurodontism : Taurodontism Affect either deciduous or permanent teeth (more common in permanent teeth).
Usually molars – single/multiple.
Unilateral or bilateral involvement.
No unusual morphology. Taurodontism : Taurodontism Affected teeth tend to be rectangular in shape.
Pulp chamber is extremely large with greater apico-occlusal height.
Pulp lacks the usual cervical constriction.
Roots are extremely short.
Furcation near the apices of the roots. Syndromes asso. : Syndromes asso. AI – Type IE, IV
Sex chromosomal aberrations Supernumerary roots : Supernumerary roots Refers to the development of an increased number of roots on a tooth compared with that described in dental anatomy.
May involve any tooth.
Mandibular cuspids and bicuspids may have two roots.
Maxillary and mandibular molars may exhibit additional roots.
Significant during extraction. Supernumerary roots : Supernumerary roots Ectopic enamel : Ectopic enamel Refers to the presence of enamel in unusual locations, mainly in the roots of teeth.
Widely known as enamel pearls.
Project from the surface of the root. Ectopic enamel : Ectopic enamel Hemispheric structures that consist of,
Entirely of enamel
Enamel, dentin and pulp tissue.
Thought to arise from localized bulging in the odontoblastic layer with prolonged contact between HERS and dentin leading to enamel formation.
Cervical enamel extensions also occur along the root surface. Ectopic enamel : Ectopic enamel Cervical enamel extensions : Cervical enamel extensions Located on the buccal surface of the root overlying the bifurcation.
Affects the mandibular molars.
Greater prevalence in asians. Cervical enamel extensions : Cervical enamel extensions Correlated with localized loss of periodontal attachment with furcation involvement.
Associated with development of inflammatory cysts – Buccal bifurcation cysts. Developmental disturbances : Developmental disturbances in number of teeth Anodontia : Anodontia True anodontia – congenital absence of teeth.
Induced or false anodontia – as a result of extraction of all teeth.
Pseudo-anodontia – applied to multiple, unerupted teeth. Total anodontia : Total anodontia It is a rare condition in which all the teeth are missing.
May involve both deciduous and permanent dentition.
Frequently associated with hereditary ectodermal dysplasia. True partial anodontia : True partial anodontia Also called
Hypodontia – lack of development of one or more teeth.
Oligodontia - Lack of development of six or more teeth.
Is a common condition involving one or more teeth.
Any tooth can be congenitally missing. Hypodontia : Hypodontia True partial anodontia : True partial anodontia Etiology:
Familial tendency – point mutations transmitted in autosomal dominant pattern.
Missing third molars could be an evolutionary trend towards fewer teeth.
It is associated with hereditary ectodermal dysplasia.
Xray radiation of face during early age – affecting the sensitive tooth buds. True partial anodontia : True partial anodontia Frequently involved teeth are,
Third molars (all the 4 may be missing)
Maxillary lateral incisors
Maxillary and mandibular second premolars
Bilateral involvement is also seen. Hypodontia : Hypodontia True partial anodontia : True partial anodontia In severe partial anodontia - there is bilateral absence of corresponding teeth.
In hereditary ectodermal dysplasia – few teeth that are present may be deformed or cone shaped. True partial anodontia : True partial anodontia Congenitally missing deciduous teeth is an uncommon condition.
Maxillary lateral incisors
Mandibular lateral incisors
The term partial anodontia should be avoided as by Allen. Syndromes asso. : Syndromes asso. Ankyloglossia superior
Ellis von creveld Hyperdontia : Hyperdontia Development of an increased number of teeth and the additional teeth are termed as Supernumerary teeth. Supernumerary teeth : Supernumerary teeth It may closely resemble the teeth of the belonging group – molars, premolars or incisors.
It may have no resemblance in size and shape to the associated tooth. Supernumerary teeth : Supernumerary teeth Supernumerary teeth : Supernumerary teeth It develops from a third tooth bud arising form the dental lamina near the permanent tooth bud.
Arises by splitting of the permanent bud itself (unlikely as the associated permanent tooth is normal in all aspects).
Hereditary tendency. Supernumerary teeth : Supernumerary teeth Multiple SN teeth is seen in,
Gardner’s syndrome – the impacted teeth may lead to early diagnosis of entire syndrome (malignant transformation of intestinal polyps).
Most of these SN teeth are frequently impacted. Supernumerary teeth : Supernumerary teeth May be found in any location.
90% of occurrence is in the maxilla.
May be erupted or impacted. Mesiodens : Mesiodens Most common supernumerary tooth.
It is situated between the maxillary central incisors.
It occurs as,
Single or paired.
Erupted or impacted or inverted. Mesiodens : Mesiodens Mesiodens : Mesiodens It is a small tooth with a cone shaped crown and a short root.
High incidence in caucasian population with 2:1 male predilection (Transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait). Fourth molar : Fourth molar Second most common supernumerary tooth.
Situated distal to the third molar.
Usually small, rudimentary tooth but may be of normal size.
Maxillary 4th molar is more common than mandibular 4th molar.
An accessory fourth molar is called Distomolar or distodens. Fourth molar : Fourth molar Supernumerary teeth : Supernumerary teeth Others include,
Maxillary lateral incisors
Rarely – mandibular central incisors and maxillary premolars. Paramolars : Paramolars Paramolar is a supernumerary molar,
Situated buccally or lingually to one of the maxillary molars.
Inter-proximally between the first and second molars
Inter-proximally between second and third molars.
Usually small and rudimentary. Dental transposition : Dental transposition Normal teeth erupting into an inappropriate position.
Usually involves the canine and first premolars.
Canine erupting between two premolars.
Could be confused with supernumerary teeth. Syndromes asso. : Syndromes asso. Apert
fucosidosis Pre-deciduous dentition : Pre-deciduous dentition Infants born with structures appearing to be erupted teeth in the mandibular incisor region.
An accessory bud of the dental lamina ahead of the deciduous tooth bud. Pre-deciduous dentition : Pre-deciduous dentition Described as hornified, epithelial structures without roots.
Occurs in the gingiva over the crest of the ridge
May be easily removed. Pre-deciduous dentition : Pre-deciduous dentition Differentiated from true deciduous teeth or natal teeth described by Massler – which erupts at the time of birth.
Some consider it as a misinterpretation of dental lamina cysts of new born,
Projects above the crest of the ridge.
White in color.
Packed with keratin – hornified appearance.
Easily removed. Post-permanent dentition : Post-permanent dentition In persons who had all their permanent teeth extracted and yet had subsequently erupted several more teeth particularly after insertion of complete denture.
Majority is due to delayed eruption of retained or embedded teeth. Post-permanent dentition : Post-permanent dentition Some may represent post-permanent or third dentition.
But they are actually, multiple supernumerary unerupted teeth.
It probably develops from a bud of the dental lamina beyond the permanent tooth germ. Developmental disturbances : Developmental disturbances in structure of teeth Environmental alterations : Environmental alterations Developmental tooth defects
Post developmental structure loss
Discolorations of teeth
Localized disturbances in eruption. Environmental enamel hypoplasia : Environmental enamel hypoplasia Defined as incomplete or defective formation of the organic enamel matrix of the teeth.
Hereditary – AI
Caused by environmental factors Factors associated with enamel defects : Factors associated with enamel defects Systemic factors:
Birth related trauma – hypoxia, premature birth
Chemicals – Fluoride, anti-cancer drugs
Chromosomal abnormalities – Trisomy 21
Neurologic disorders Factors associated with enamel defects : Factors associated with enamel defects Local factors:
Local acute mechanical trauma
Local infection Environmental enamel hypoplasia : Environmental enamel hypoplasia Amelogenesis imperfecta : Amelogenesis imperfecta Also called hereditary enamel dysplasia, hereditary brown enamel, hereditary brown opalescent teeth.
It represents a group of hereditary defects of enamel unassociated with any other generalized defects.
It is entirely an ectodermal disturbance and the mesodermal components of the teeth are basically normal. Amelogenesis imperfecta : Amelogenesis imperfecta In normal development of enamel, three stages can be appreciated,
Formative stage – deposition of organic matrix – defective – Hypoplastic AI.
Calcification stage – matrix mineralization – defective – Hypocalcification (Hypomineralization) AI.
Maturation stage – Crystallites mature and enlarge – defective – Hypomaturation AI (immature crystallites). Clinical features : Clinical features By Witkop and Sauk,
Hypoplastic – enamel is not formed to full, normal thickness on newly erupted, developing teeth.
Hypocalcified – enamel is so soft that it can be removed by prophylaxis instrument.
Hypomaturation – enamel can be pierced by an explorer point under firm pressure and can be lost by chipping off from the underlying normal dentin. Classification by Witkop and Sauk : Classification by Witkop and Sauk Hypoplastic:
Pitted, autosomal dominant
Local, autosomal dominant
Smooth, autosomal dominant
Rough, autosomal dominant
Rough, autosomal recessive
Smooth, X-linked dominant
Hypomaturation - hypoplastic with taurodontism, autosomal dominant.
Pigmented, autosomal recessive
Snow capped teeth. Classification : Classification Hypoplastic pattern – IA, IB, IC, ID, IE, IF, IG
Hypomaturation – IIA, IIB, IIC, IID
Hypocalcified – IIIA, IIIB
Hypomaturation – Hypoplastic – IVA
Hypoplastic – Hypomaturation - IVB Clinical features : Clinical features Extremely variable, clinical presentation.
All teeth of both dentitions affected to some degree.
Crowns may show discoloration varying from yellow to dark brown. Clinical features : Clinical features Enamel may be totally lost or have chalky texture or cheesy consistency or relatively hard.
Enamel may be smooth or show vertical wrinkles or grooves.
May be chipped or show depressions with exposed dentin at its base.
Contact points are open
Occlusal and incisal edges are severely abraded. Amelogenesis imperfecta : Amelogenesis imperfecta Amelogenesis imperfecta : Amelogenesis imperfecta Radiographic features : Radiographic features Overall shape of the tooth may not be normal depending on the,
Amount of enamel present
Amount of occlusal and incisal wear
Enamel may be totally absent or seen only on the cusp tips and inter-proximal surfaces.
It may have similar radiodensity to dentin. Histologic features : Histologic features Disturbance in the differentiation and viability of ameloblasts in hypoplastic type – seen as defective matrix formation – even total absence of matrix.
Hypocalcification type shows defects in matrix structure and mineral deposition.
Hypomaturation type shows alterations in enamel rods and rod sheath structures. Hypoplastic/Hypomaturation AI : Hypoplastic/Hypomaturation AI Has enamel hypoplasia in combination with hypomaturation.
Both the dentition are affected.
Two patterns based on thickness of enamel and overall tooth size. Hypomaturation - Hypoplastic : Hypomaturation - Hypoplastic Enamel hypomaturation is the dominant feature.
Enamel is yellowish-white to yellowish-brown.
Pits are seen on buccal surface.
Enamel is similar to dentin in density.
Large pulp chambers with varying degrees of taurodontism. Hypoplastic - Hypomaturation : Hypoplastic - Hypomaturation Enamel hypoplasia is the dominant feature.
Enamel is thin.
Other features is similar to the forementioned type. Tricho-dento-osseous syndrome : Tricho-dento-osseous syndrome Autosomal dominant disorder.
Shows hypoplastic-hypomaturation AI with severe taurodontism.
Kinky hair at birth which may straighten with age.
Osteosclerosis of the base of skull and mastoid process.
Mandible exhibits shortened ramus and an obtuse angle.
Brittle nails. Environmental enamel hypoplasia : Environmental enamel hypoplasia It occurs only when the injury occurs during the development or more specifically, formative stage of enamel.
Once the enamel is calcified, no such defect can be produced.
By correlating the chronology and location of the defect, the approximate time of injury could be predicted. Causes : Causes Nutritional deficiency – Vitamins A, C, D
Exanthematous diseases – Measles, Chicken pox, Scarlet fever
Birth injury, prematurity, Rh hemolytic disease
Local infection or trauma
Ingestion of chemicals – fluoride
Idiopathic causes. Clinical features : Clinical features Mild cases – few small grooves, pits or fissures on the enamel surface.
Severe – rows of deep pits arranged horizontally across the surface of the tooth.
Several rows indicate series of injuries.
Most severe – enamel may be absent. Hypoplasia due to nutritional factors and exanthematous fevers : Hypoplasia due to nutritional factors and exanthematous fevers Rickets at the time of tooth formation is the most common cause.
Serious nutritional deficiency or systemic disease is potentially capable of producing enamel hypoplasia as the ameloblasts are one of the most sensitive groups in terms of metabolic function. Hypoplasia due to nutritional factors and exanthematous fevers : Hypoplasia due to nutritional factors and exanthematous fevers Most cases involve teeth that form within the first year after birth.
Maxillary central and lateral incisors, cuspids (tip of cuspids forms before the lateral incisor) and first molars are frequently affected.
Premolars, 2nd and 3rd molars are seldom affected – formation is 3 years or later.
Decay progresses rapidly in hypoplastic teeth. Hypoplasia due to congenital syphilis : Hypoplasia due to congenital syphilis Has a characteristic, pathognomonic appearance.
Involves the maxillary and mandibular permanent incisors and first molars.
Anteriors – “Hutchinson’s teeth”
Posteriors – “Mulberry molars, Moon’s molars, Fournier’s molars”. Clinical features : Clinical features Upper central incisor is screw-driver shaped.
Mesial and distal surfaces of the crown tapers and converges towards the incisal edge of the tooth.
Incisal edge is usually notched – could be due to the absence of central tubercle or calcification center. Hutchinson’s incisors : Hutchinson’s incisors Clinical features : Clinical features Crowns of first molars are irregular.
Enamel of the occlusal surface and occlusal third of the tooth appears to be an agglomerate mass of globules.
Crown is narrower on the occlusal surface than at the cervical margins.
All the patients do not exhibit dental findings. Mulberry molars : Mulberry molars Hypoplasia due to hypocalcemia : Hypoplasia due to hypocalcemia Tetany - due to reduction in blood level of calcium – due to vitamin D deficiency and hypo-parathyroidism.
Calcium level falls to 6-8mg/dl and can affect the devloping tooth.
Hypoplasia is of the pitting variety. Hypoplasia due to birth injuries : Hypoplasia due to birth injuries Neonatal line or ring – described by Schour(1936) is present in deciduous teeth and first permanent molars.
Considered as a hypoplastic defect in enamel and dentin due to trauma or environmental change at the time of birth.
More common in premature infants and in Rh hemolytic diseases.
Can even involve prenatal enamel – due to GI disturbances or other illnesses in the mother. Hypoplasia due to local trauma or infection : Hypoplasia due to local trauma or infection Only a single tooth is involved – permanent maxillary incisors or maxillary/mandibular premolar.
Single teeth are frequently referred as Turner’s teeth and the condition is called as Turner’s hypoplasia.
Mild, brownish discoloration to severe pitting. Hypoplasia due to local trauma or infection : Hypoplasia due to local trauma or infection The periapical infection of a carious deciduous tooth can disturb the developing ameloblastic layer of the succeeding permanent tooth producing hypoplastic crown.
Severity of the hypoplasia depends on the,
Severity of the infection
Degree of tissue involvement
Stage of permanent tooth development at the time of infection. Hypoplasia due to local trauma or infection : Hypoplasia due to local trauma or infection Similar hypoplasia can follow trauma to the deciduous tooth when the tooth is driven into the alveolus and damages the developing permanent successor.
Usually affects the labial surface of maxillary anteriors.
Seen as yellowish or brownish stain or pigmentation of enamel on the labial surface or as a pitted hypoplasia.
Could be due to disturbance in matrix formation or calcification. Hypoplasia due to trauma : Hypoplasia due to trauma Hypoplasia due to anti-neoplastic therapy : Hypoplasia due to anti-neoplastic therapy Secondary changes due to therapeutic radiation or chemotherapy.
Under the age of 5 years.
Hypodontia, microdontia, radicular hypoplasia and enamel hypoplasia.
Reduced alveolar bone development. Hypoplasia due to fluoride – Mottled enamel : Hypoplasia due to fluoride – Mottled enamel Variety of enamel hypoplasia.
First described by G.V. Black and Frederick.S.Mckay in 1916 – Colarado brown stain.
Exhibited a geographic distribution and due to the water supply.
Later, the causative agent was found to be flourine. Etiology : Etiology Ingestion of fluoride containing drinking water during the time of tooth formation.
Severity of hypoplasia increases with concentration of fluoride in water.
Little mottling at 0.9 to 1.0 ppm of Fluoride. Pathogenesis : Pathogenesis Due to disturbance of ameloblasts during the formative stage of tooth development.
Exact nature of cell injury is not known but the enamel matrix is defective or deficient.
Findings may be related to individual variations to fluoride intake.
High levels of fluoride interferes with calcification of the matrix. Clinical features : Clinical features Questionable changes - white flecks or spotting of enamel.
Mild changes – white, opaque areas involving more of tooth surface.
Moderate and severe changes – pitting and brownish staining of the surface. Tendency of enamel to wear or fracture.
Corroded surface of the affected teeth. Mottled enamel : Mottled enamel Mottled enamel : Mottled enamel Intrinsic stains : Intrinsic stains Congenital erythropoietic porphyria – reddish brown – red fluorescence under Wood’s light.
Alkaptonuria – bluish black – asso. with Ochronosis
Hyperbilirubinemia in erythroblastosis fetalis, biliary atresia – green discoloration – cholorodontia.
Tetracycline – bright yellow to dark brown – bright yellow fluorescence in uv light. Tetracycline stains : Tetracycline stains Dentinogenesis imperfecta : Dentinogenesis imperfecta Called Hereditary opalescent dentin, Capdepont’s teeth.
Only the mesodermal portion of the odontogenic apparatus is affected.
Dentin is defective.
Could be due to hereditary factors
Can be seen in association with osteogenesis imperfecta. Classification by Shields : Classification by Shields Type I – DI that always occur with OI – autosomal dominant.
Type II – DI that never occurs with OI – hereditary opalescent dentin – autosomal dominant – 1 in 8000.
Type III – DI – Brandy wine type – similar to I and II along with multiple pulp exposures in deciduous teeth – autosomal dominant. Clinical features : Clinical features Varied presentations.
Deciduous teeth are more severely affected in Type I.
Both the dentitions are equally affected in Type II and III.
Gray to brownish violet or yellowish brown with a characteristic translucent or opalescent hue. Dentinogenesis imperfecta : Dentinogenesis imperfecta Clinical features : Clinical features Enamel may be lost early on incisal and occlusal surfaces due to the abnormal DEJ.
DEJ lacks the usual scalloping.
Dentin is attrited rapidly.
Occlusal surfaces of affected teeth are severely flattened. Dentinogenesis imperfecta : Dentinogenesis imperfecta Radiographic features : Radiographic features Total or partial obliteration of the pulp chambers and root canals by continued formation of dentin in Type I and II.
Seen in both dentitions.
Roots may be short and blunted.
The cementum, alveolar bone and periodontal bone appear normal. Radiographic features : Radiographic features Type III shows marked variation.
Witkop describes it as Shell teeth.
Originally described by Rushton as a dentinal disturbance with normal enamel, extremely thin dentin and enormous pulp chambers.
Roots are extremely short. Histologic features : Histologic features Type I and II emphasizes a pure mesodermal disturbance. Type III is not adequately documented.
The enamel is normal in appearance.
Dentin has irregular tubules with large areas of uncalcified matrix.
Tubules are larger in diameter and lesser in number. Physical and chemical features : Physical and chemical features Water content is increased – 60% above normal.
Inorganic content is less than that of normal dentin.
Density, Xray absorption and hardness of dentin is low.
Micro-hardness of dentin is close to cementum – rapid attrition. Histologic features : Histologic features Cellular inclusions probably odontoblasts can be seen in dentin.
The odontoblasts with limited ability to form well-organized dentinal matrix, appear to degenerate readily and get entrapped within the matrix.
Pulp chamber is obliterated by continuous dentin deposition. Dentin dysplasia : Dentin dysplasia Called Rootless teeth.
Rare disturbance in dentin formation characterized by normal enamel but atypical dentin formation with abnormal pulp morphology.
First described by Ballschmiede (1920) – spontaneous exfoliation of multiple teeth.
Rushton (1939) designated it as dentin dysplasia. Classification : Classification Shields:
Type I – dentin dysplasia
Type II – anomalous dysplasia of dentin
Type I – Radicular dentin dysplasia – More common.
Type II – Coronal dentin dysplasia Etiology : Etiology Hereditary disease.
Autosomal dominant inheritance. Clinical features : Clinical features Radicular DD
Both dentitions are affected.
Appear clinically normal in morphology and color.
Slight amber translucency.
Normal eruption pattern.
Extreme mobility of teeth and premature exfoliation due to abnormally short roots. Coronal DD
Both dentitions are affected.
Deciduous teeth are yellow, brown or bluish-grey opalescent appearance as DI.
Permanent dentition is normal. In both dentitions, roots are short, blunt, conical or similarly malformed. Dentin dysplasia : Dentin dysplasia Dentin dysplasia : Dentin dysplasia Radiographic features : Radiographic features Radicular DD
Pulp chambers and root canals are completely obliterated in deciduous teeth.
Crescent shaped pulpal remnant in the pulp chamber of permanent teeth.
Obliteration of permanent teeth occurs pre-eruptively.
Periapical radiolucencies of apparently, intact teeth. Coronal DD
Pulp chambers of deciduous teeth are obliterated.
Permanent teeth shows abnormally, large pulp chamber in the coronal portion of the tooth – thistle tube in shape. Radio-opaque foci resembling pulp stones may be found.
Obliteration does not occur before eruption.
Periapical radiolucencies do not occur. Histologic features : Histologic features Radicular DD
A portion of coronal dentin is usually normal.
Pulp is obliterated by calcified, tubular dentin, ostodentin and fused denticles.
Normal dentinal tubule formation appears to be blocked and dentin forms around obstacles – Lava flowing around boulders.
EM – cascades of dentin due to repeated attempts of root formation. Coronal DD
Coronal dentin is relatively normal.
Deciduous teeth shows amorphous and atubular dentin in the radicular portion.
Permanent teeth has multiple pulp stones or denticles. Dentin dysplasia : Dentin dysplasia Systemic diseases with DD like alterations are
Tumoral calcinosis Fibrous dysplasia of dentin – DD I : Fibrous dysplasia of dentin – DD I Autosomal dominant disorder
Clinically normal teeth
Has a radio-dense, intra-pulpal material (fibrotic dentin) filling the pulp chambers and canals.
Small foci of radiolucency can be seen in the pulp (D/D – DI)
No crescent pulp chambers and no decrease in root length (D/D – DD) Pulpal dysplasia – DD II : Pulpal dysplasia – DD II Develops in teeth that are normal clinically.
Affects both dentitions.
Radiographs reveal thistle-tube shaped pulp chambers and multiple pulp stones. Regional odontodysplasia : Regional odontodysplasia Also called odontodysplsia, odontogenic dysplasia, Ghost teeth and Odontogenesis imperfecta.
Unusual dental anomaly in which one or several teeth in a localized area are affected. Causes : Causes Somatic mutation
Latent virus residing in the odontogenic epithelium which becomes active during tooth development.
Local vascular defects.
Abnormal migration of neural crest cells
Local trauma or infection
Medications during pregnancy
Somatic mutation Regional odontodysplasia : Regional odontodysplasia Maxillary teeth are frequently involved – permanent incisors and cuspids.
Mandibular anteriors may be affected.
Both the dentitions are affected.
Show a delayed or total failure of eruption.
Irregular in shape with defective mineralization. Regional odontodysplasia : Regional odontodysplasia Radiographic features : Radiographic features Marked reduction in radiodensity – teeth assumes a ghost appearance.
Both enamel and dentin appear very thin.
Pulp chamber is extremely large. Radiographic features : Radiographic features Histologic features : Histologic features Marked reduction in the amount of dentin.
Widening of predentin layer.
Large areas of interglobular dentin.
Irregular trabecular pattern of dentin.
Reduced enamel epithelium around non-erupted teeth show many irregular, calcified bodies – focal collections of basophilic enamel like calcifications called Enameloid conglomerates. Other pathologies in asso. : Other pathologies in asso. Ectodermal dysplasia
Ipsilateral facial hypoplasia
Vascular nevi Dentin hypocalcification : Dentin hypocalcification Caused by environmental factors affecting mineralization.
There is failure in the fusion of calcium globules during mineralization, leaving interglobular areas of uncalcified matrix.
Globular dentin can be easily detected in ground and decalcifed sections.
Hypocalcified dentin is softer. Post developmental loss of tooth structure : Post developmental loss of tooth structure Tooth wear : Tooth wear Termed tooth surface loss – normal physiologic process that occurs with aging
4 causes (inter-related)
Abfraction Attrition : Attrition Loss of tooth structure caused by tooth to tooth contact during occlusion and mastication.
More noticeable with age
If it affects esthetics or function, it must be considered pathologic. Attrition : Attrition Tooth destruction can be accelerated by,
Poor quality or absent enamel
Environmental or hereditary enamel hypoplasia
Premature contacts (Edge to edge conclusion)
Intra oral abrasives, erosion and grinding habits. Attrition : Attrition Can occur in both deci & perm teeth
Incisal and occlusal surfaces
Lingual surfaces of maxi antrs
Labial surfaces of mandi antrs
Seen as large, flat, smooth and shiny wear facets.
Inter-proximal loss – shortening of arch length Attrition : Attrition Pulp exposure and dentin sensitivity are rare
Slow loss of tooth structure
Apposition of reparative dentin within the pulp chamber. Abrasion : Abrasion Pathologic loss of tooth structure or restoration secondary to action of an external agent.
Tooth brushing – abrasive paste with horizontal brushing stroke.
Pencils, tooth picks, pipe stems, bobby pins, Abrasion : Abrasion When tooth wear is accelerated by chewing an abrasive substance between opposing teeth, called Demastication.
Has features of both attrition and abrasion
Caused by chewing tobacco, biting thread.. Abrasion : Abrasion Has a variety of patterns depending on the cause.
Seen as horizontal cervical notches on the buccal surface of exposed radicular cementum and dentin
Sharply defined margins with a hard, smooth surface.
Greatest on prominent teeth – cuspids, bicuspids and teeth adjacent to edentulous areas. Erosion : Erosion Loss of tooth structure caused by a chemical process beyond that associated with bacterial interaction with the tooth.
Exposure to excessive acid –
Chronic involuntary/voluntary regurgitation
Industrial environment exposure
Erosion from dental exposure to gastric secretions is termed perimolysis. Erosion : Erosion Tooth loss does not correlate with functional wear pattern
Commonly affects facial surfaces of maxi antrs Shallow, spoon shaped depressions in cervical portion of the crown
Active erosion reveals a clean, unstained surface
Inactive sites become stained and discolored. Erosion : Erosion Edges of metallic restorns would be at a higher level than the tooth structure.
Concave depression of dentin surrounded by an elevated rim of enamel.
Buccal cusps are replaced by ski-slope like depressions.
Can proceed rapidly and result in dentinal sensitivity or pulp exposure. Erosion : Erosion Facial surfaces of maxi antrs – dietary sources of acid.
Incisal portions of antrs in both arches – external source.
Palatal surface of antrs, occ surface of postrs – gastric regurgitation Abfraction : Abfraction Loss of tooth structure that results from repeated tooth flexure caused by occlusal stresses.
Dentin is able to withstand greater tensile stress than enamel.
Eccentric occlusal forces – tensile stress concentrated at cervical fulcrum – flexure can disrupt the chemical bonds of enamel crystals – can lose by erosion or abrasion. Abfraction : Abfraction Wedge shaped defects limited to the cervical area of the teeth
Deep, narrow and V shaped
Affect a single tooth with adjacent unaffected teeth
Almost exclusively on the facial surface
More prevalent in bruxism
Higher freq in mandibular dentition – ling orientation – more susceptible to tensile stresses. Internal and external resorption : Internal and external resorption Accomplished by cells located in the dental pulp – internal resorption
Accomplished by cells located in the periodontal ligament – external resorption Internal and external resorption : Internal and external resorption Internal resorption
Follow injury to pulpal tissues.
Continues as long as vital pulp tissue remains.
Usually asymptomatic. External resorption
Mostly root resorption – mild
Susceptibility to resorption is inherent for each patient. C/F : C/F Resorption of dentin/cementum can occur at any site that contacts vital soft tissue.
2 main patterns,
Inflammatory – resorbed dentin replaced by inflamed granulation tissue,
Replacement or metaplastic - resorbed dentin replaced by bone or cementum-like bone. Inflammatory resorption : Inflammatory resorption More common in cervical areas.
Resorption continues as long as vital pulp remains.
Coronal pulp is necrotic.
Apical portion remaining vital.
Area of destruction – uniform, well circumscribed, symmetric radiolucent enlargement of pulp chamber or canal. Inflammatory resorption : Inflammatory resorption When it affects the coronal pulp, crown shows a pink discoloration (Pink tooth of Mummery) when vascular resorption approaches the surface.
When it occurs in the canal, original outline of the canal is lost and a balloon-like radiographic dilation of canal.
Transient changes occur in traumatized teeth, recently undergone orthodontic or periodontal therapy. Replacement resorption : Replacement resorption Mostly involves apical or midportions of the root.
Portions of pulpal dentinal walls are resorbed.
Enlargement of canal is filled with a material that is less radio-dense than the surrounding dentin.
Partial obliteration of the canal.
Outline of destruction is less defined – moth eaten loss of tooth structure
If it overlies the pulp canal, retention of unaltered canal through the area of the defect. Other clinical entities : Other clinical entities External and internal resorption can present various forms.
Cervical pattern of external resorption id rapid and called Invasive Cervical resorption.
Several teeth are involved in Multiple Idiopathic root resorption. Histopathology : Histopathology Inflammatory resorption
Vascular pulp tissue with increased cellularity and collagenization.
Adjacent to dentin, numerous multinucleated dentinoclasts
Infl infiltrate has lymphocytes, histiocytes and PMNs Histopathology : Histopathology Replacement resorption
Numerous multinucleated dentinoclasts
Areas of resorption are repaired by deposition of osteodentin.
Deposits of inflamed granulation tissue and areas of replacement with woven bone.
Extensive bone replacement can lead to ankylosis. Disturbances of : Disturbances of Growth (eruption) of teeth Introduction : Introduction There is a marked variation in biologic eruption of deciduous and permanent dentition.
It is difficult to assess when the eruption date of the given person is outside the limits of the normal range.
Some cases have extremities of normality and can be considered as a pathology. Premature eruption : Premature eruption Deciduous teeth that have erupted into the oral cavity in infants at birth called Natal teeth.
If it erupts prematurely within the first 30 days of life, it is Neonatal teeth.
Usually one or two teeth erupt early – often mandibular deciduous incisors. Premature eruption : Premature eruption Reason is unknown.
Hormonal influences like hyperthyroidism, adrenal glands and gonadism, for tooth eruption are also considered.
These teeth are often well formed, normal in all aspects but may exhibit mobility.
It should be retained though nursing difficulties may be experienced. Premature eruption : Premature eruption Permanent teeth erupt prematurely as a sequel to the premature loss of deciduous teeth.
Seen when only a single deciduous teeth is lost with subsequent eruption of the succedaneous tooth. Eruption sequestrum : Eruption sequestrum Anomaly associated with tooth eruption in children.
Described by Starkey and Shafer.
It is a tiny, irregular spicule of bone overlying the crown of an erupting permanent molar, found just prior to or immediately following the emergence of the tip of the cusps through the oral mucosa. Etiology : Etiology As the molar teeth erupt through the bone, they can separate a small osseous fragment from the surrounding bone similar to a cork screw.
In most cases, the fragment undergoes complete resorption before eruption.
If the bony spicule is large or the eruption is rapid, complete resorption cannot occur and hence, it is observed. Clinical features : Clinical features The child may complain of slight soreness in the area during function.
The spicule directly overlies the central occlusal fossa but is within the soft tissue.
It may be seen lying in a tiny depression over the crest of the ridge.
As the tooth erupts, the fragment of bone completely sequesters through the mucosa and is lost. Radiographic features : Radiographic features It can be recognized even before the tooth eruption.
Seen as a tiny, irregular opacity overlying the central occlusal fossa but separated from the tooth itself. Delayed eruption : Delayed eruption In deciduous and permanent teeth, it is difficult to assess unless a gross variation is present.
Systemic conditions like rickets, cretinism, cleidocranial dysplasia.
Local factors like fibromatosis gingivae.
Treatment of the primary condition may lead to eruption of the teeth. Delayed eruption : Delayed eruption Multiple unerupted teeth : Multiple unerupted teeth Uncommon condition with delayed eruption of teeth.
Deciduous teeth may be retained or
Deciduous teeth would be shed but the permanent teeth would have failed to erupt (Pseudo-anodontia).
Radiographs may be normal but the eruptive forces would be lacking.
In association with cleidocranial dysplasia. Embedded and Impacted teeth : Embedded and Impacted teeth Embedded teeth are individual teeth which are unerupted usually because of a lack of eruptive force.
Impacted teeth are prevented from eruption by some physical barrier in the eruption path like,
Lack of space – crowding, premature loss of deciduous teeth.
Rotation of tooth buds. Embedded and Impacted teeth : Embedded and Impacted teeth Any tooth may be impacted – usually mandibular third molars (22%), maxillary third molars (18%) and maxillary cuspids (0.9%), premolars and supernumerary teeth.
Mandibular teeth are more severely impacted than maxillary teeth. Impacted teeth : Impacted teeth Impacted mandibular third molars : Impacted mandibular third molars Classified based on the position,
Deflected buccally or lingually
Even seen in the lower border of ramus. Impacted mandibular molars : Impacted mandibular molars Impacted mandibular third molars : Impacted mandibular third molars It is important to determine whether it is a complete or partial impaction.
Completely impacted tooth is one which lies completely within the bone and has no communication with the oral cavity. It cannot become infected or carious.
Partially impacted tooth is not completely encased in bone but lies partially in soft tissue. Oral communication could be through a periodontal pocket leading to infection or carious involvement. Impacted maxillary teeth : Impacted maxillary teeth Maxillary third molars can show similar variations of mandibular third molars.
Maxillary cuspids can be impacted from horizontal to vertical directions.
Horizontally impacted teeth may impinge on the roots of anteriors or premolars.
It can be placed labially or palatally. Complications : Complications Infection
Resorption of adjacent roots.
Periodic pain and even trismus.
Referred pain from impacted tooth.
Dentigerous cyst and ameloblastomatous change.
May undergo resorption from the crown and gets replaced by bone. Ankylosed deciduous teeth : Ankylosed deciduous teeth Also called Submerged teeth, Infraocclusion, Secondary retention, Submergence, Reimpaction and Reinclusion.
Usually deciduous mandibular second molars with variable degree of root resorption can become ankylosed to bone. Ankylosed deciduous teeth : Ankylosed deciduous teeth This prevents exfoliation and subsequent replacement by permanent teeth.
After the eruption of adjacent teeth, these ankylosed teeth appears to be submerged from the level of occlusion. Ankylosed deciduous teeth : Ankylosed deciduous teeth The submerged appearance could be due to
Continued growth of the alveolar process
Crown height of deciduous tooth is less than that of adjacent permanent teeth.
It has a solid sound on percussion when compared to the dull, cushioned sound of normal teeth. Ankylosed teeth : Ankylosed teeth Ankylosed teeth : Ankylosed teeth Ankylosed deciduous teeth : Ankylosed deciduous teeth Even with extreme root resorption, teeth lack mobility.
Diagnosis is suspected clinically and confirmed with radiographs.
There is partial absence of the periodontal ligament with areas of apparent blending between the root of the tooth and alveolar bone. Complications : Complications Development of malocclusion
Local periodontal disturbance
Dental caries of both the ankylosed tooth and adjacent teeth. Slide 247: Thank you