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VOLUME 12 , ISSUE 6 ( November-December, 2019 ) > List of Articles
Sarah A Mubaraki
Keywords : Enamel hypoplasia, Nutritional deficiency, Young permanent teeth
Citation Information : Mubaraki SA. Hypoplasia Resulting from Nutritional Deficiency: A Case Report. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2019; 12 (6):573-576.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 00-12-2019
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
Aim: The aim of the study was provide information to dentists about the causes of enamel hypoplasia and treatment alternatives available to dentists working with immature permanent teeth. Background: Hypoplasia resulting from nutritional deficiency is a developmental anomaly resulting from defects in amelogenesis. The treatment strategy should be based on the degree of involvement as well as the functional and esthetic needs in each case. Case description: This article reports the case of a 14-year-old boy presenting with enamel hypoplasia affecting multiple anterior and posterior teeth that were treated conservatively. Conclusion: Enamel hypoplasia resulting from severe calcium deficiency affects esthetics, child self-esteem, and quality of life. This report highlights the history of severe calcium deficiency during childhood, and conservative treatment to improve the esthetic and reduce tooth sensitivity. Clinical significance: Conservative approach was done for all the affected permanent teeth and was used to improve the esthetic and to have an effective transitional treatment to tell the child to reach a stage of stable occlusion.
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