Dentinal Dysplasia Type I: A Case Report with a 6-Year Followup

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Ozer S., Ozden B., Otan Özden F., Gündüz K.

CASE REPORTS IN DENTISTRY, vol.2013, 2013 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2013
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2013/659084
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction. Dentin dysplasia is a rare disturbance of dentin formation characterized by normal enamel but atypical dentin formation with abnormal pulpal morphology that is inherited as an autosomal pulpal morphology. Case Presentation. A 7-yearold female who had problems in chewing function was referred to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at the Faculty of Dentistry inOndokuzMayisUniversity. In the radiographic examination, it was determined that some of the unerupted permanent teeth of the patient had short, blunted, and malformed roots with obliterated pulp chambers, although the bone below the teeth showed well-defined margins. This unusual case of generalized short roots presents a case demonstrating both classic and atypical features of dentinal dysplasia type I (DDI) in the mixed and permanent dentitions. Conclusion. There are still many issues in the diagnosis and management of patients with dentin dysplasia. Early diagnosis, clinical and radiographic findings, aswell as treatment of this condition and the initiation of effective preventive strategies may help prevent or delay loss of dentition.