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The effects of local hypothermia on odontogenesis.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of oral surgery (American Dental Association : 1965)
Publication Date
Volume
37
Issue
4
Pages
235–244
Identifiers
PMID: 285227
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Cryosurgery, with temperatures ranging from -40 C to -140 C, was performed on 32 developing mandibular third and fourth premolar buds of dogs. Evaluations were made on clinical, radiographic, and histologic bases at prescribed time intervals. There was complete inhibition of odontogenesis in 62.5% of third premolars and 25% of fourth premolars. There was 25% partial inhibition of third premolars and a 56.25% inhibition of fourth premolars. The adjacent developing tooth buds and bone were not affected.

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