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1- MDS Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, M.A. Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Pune, Maharashtra, India , pedoprass@gmail.com
2- MDS Vanilla Smiles Dental Clinic, Pune, Maharashtra, India
3- BDS Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, M.A. Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Abstract:   (99 Views)
Context: The dental enamel is the hardest and the most highly mineralized structure in our body. However, Developmental Enamel Defects (DED) may result due to an interplay between multiple factors ranging from genetic inadequacy to environmental insults. Primary enamel defects act as a window to the insults local or systemicthat the child might undergo pre, peri andpost-natally. Several gene mutations and environmental factors, including systemic illnesses that can permanently imprint enamel damage, have already been identified. The DED may appear as enamel hypoplasia or hypo-mineralization. Clinically, DED often presents problems of aesthetics and stained defects, tooth sensitivity, susceptibility to dental caries, erosion and tooth wear.
Evidence Acquisition: An electronic search was conducted in PubMed, Cochrane, ScienceDirect and ClinicalKey databases with focus on articles published since 2000. The following keywords: Developmental enamel defect (DED), Enamel Hypoplasia; Primary teeth, were applied.
Results: Managing the enamel defects involve early diagnosis and aesthetic rehabilitation of defective enamel - while maintaining form and function. This should involve camaradarie between the paediatricians and the pediatric dentist so that preventive regimens can be institutionalised at the earliest.
Conclusion: However, despite our understanding of DED, further research is required in order to disseminate and share knowledge acquired through scientific research, in order to establish accurate clinical diagnosis and successful treatment of these enamel defects.
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Type of Study: Narrative Review | Subject: Dentistry
Received: 2018/01/11 | Accepted: 2018/05/15 | Published: 2018/06/11

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