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Oral findings in adults with osteogenesis imperfecta.

Authors
  • Saeves, Rønnaug
  • Lande Wekre, Lena
  • Ambjørnsen, Eirik
  • Axelsson, Stefan
  • Nordgarden, Hilde
  • Storhaug, Kari
Type
Published Article
Journal
Special care in dentistry : official publication of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2009
Volume
29
Issue
2
Pages
102–108
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1754-4505.2008.00070.x
PMID: 19284510
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This paper describes oral findings in an adult population with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) in Norway (n=94). All participants underwent a structured interview and an oral examination. Panoramic radiographs were analyzed. The findings were compared with data from other Nordic epidemiological studies. Seventeen individuals (19%) had clinical signs of dentinogenesis imperfecta (DI). Persons with OI had twice as many missing teeth as the general population, and the number of endodontically treated teeth was higher than in the general population. All persons in the study had an acceptable state of tooth tissue loss. Almost all (97%) of the participants in the study group visited a dentist or a dental hygienist regularly. The results of the study indicated a low prevalence of clinical DI compared with previous reported studies. Oral health was not as good in the population with OI when compared with the general population, although daily oral health habits were good and dental visits were regular.

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