Molar incisor malformation in six cases: description and diagnostic protocol.

Brusevold, Ingvild Johnsen; Bie, Thea Martine Granvoll; Baumgartner, Christine; Das, Runa; Espelid, Ivar (2017). Molar incisor malformation in six cases: description and diagnostic protocol. Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology and oral radiology, 124(1), pp. 52-61. Elsevier 10.1016/j.oooo.2017.03.050

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OBJECTIVE

The term molar-incisor malformation (MIM) has recently been presented in the scientific literature, where it is described as a condition with localized impaired root development. Here we present 6 recently discovered cases referred to our departments.

STUDY DESIGN

The patients were enrolled in the study after referral and were examined clinically and radiologically. Two extracted teeth were further examined with micro-computed tomography or microscopy.

RESULTS

Affected teeth were first permanent molars with hypoplastic roots, narrow pulp chambers, and a hypercalcified dentine layer cervical to the pulp chamber. Two of the cases also had cervical constrictions on the upper incisors. The patients were 8 to 12 years of age and healthy, but had experienced serious medical conditions of the head and neck region in their first year of life. Some of the cases had been referred because of acute infection and pain.

CONCLUSION

In 5 out of 6 patients, severe health problems in the head and neck region early in life may have been associated with root malformation in molars and incisors. Patients with MIM need to be followed closely, and extractions should be planned at the right time to avoid unnecessary infection and pain in addition to orthodontic problems.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of General Internal Medicine (DAIM) > Clinic of General Internal Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Baumgartner, Christine

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

2212-4411

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Jacques Donzé

Date Deposited:

12 Jul 2018 15:44

Last Modified:

26 Oct 2019 05:01

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.oooo.2017.03.050

PubMed ID:

28522186

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.117058

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/117058

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