DILACERATION CAUSED BY PERIAPICAL LESIONS OF THE DECIDUOUS INCISOR : CASE REPORT
Journal of the Korean Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (대한소아치과학회지)
Journal of the Korean Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (대한소아치과학회지), Vol.28(1) : 12~15, 2001
Dilaceration is a tooth abnormaly occuring in the histo-morphodifferention stage resulting from disturbance between the uncalcified and already calcified portion that affects both the crown and root. The involved tooth is usually the maxillary central incisor and it also shows high prevalence of impaction. The cause of dilaceration can be either from the trauma of the primary tooth, ectopic development of the tooth germ or from cysts. And it is also found in some cases of Otodental syndrome, Hurler syndrome, Cleidocranial dysostosis. The purpose of this study is to show that periapical lesions caused by dental caries can be another factor in causing dilaceration.