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Developmental variations of tooth morphology and periodontal disease.

Authors
  • Shiloah, J
  • Kopczyk, R A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Dental Association (1939)
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1979
Volume
99
Issue
4
Pages
627–630
Identifiers
PMID: 292719
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Some developmental variations of tooth morphology may influence the potential for periodontal disease by allowing accumulation of bacterial plaque and calcified deposits. Mechanical plaque control becomes difficult even for the conscientious patient. Periodontal disease may be hastened in these cases. The therapist must be aware of these variations and their significance in the etiology of isolated periodontal lesions. Recognition of these anomalies and early diagnosis may improve the prognosis of the involved tooth.

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