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VOLUME 12 , ISSUE 6 ( November-December, 2019 ) > List of Articles


Hypoplasia Resulting from Nutritional Deficiency: A Case Report

Sarah A Mubaraki

Citation Information : Mubaraki SA. Hypoplasia Resulting from Nutritional Deficiency: A Case Report. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2019; 12 (6):573-576.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1700

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


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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