Title

Microradiographic study of dental tissues in sickle-cell anaemia

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1966

Abstract

Six teeth from five patients with sickle-cell anaemia were investigated by microradiography. The enamel, dentine, and cementum showed pronounced changes. There were diffused hypomineralized zones and accentuation of striae of Retzius in the enamel. Mineralization of the dentine showed disturbances, e.g., there were wide areas of interglobular dentine with scattered globules separated by hypomineralized areas. Unusual inclusions were present in the lumens of the dentinal tubules. The pulpal chamber contained denticle-like calcified bodies. Microradiography revealed that in most instances there was excessive cementum formation. © 1966.

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