Age related prevalence of pre-eruptive intracoronal radiolucent defects in the permanent dentition

Marina Umansky, Nili Tickotsky, Silvina Friedlander-Barenboim, Sarit Faibis, Moti Moskovitz

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Abstract

Objective: The present study aimed to determine if the prevalence of pre-eruptive intracoronal radiolucent defects is higher for young age groups, in which there are more unerupted teeth. Study design: A retrospective study of panoramic and bitewing radiographs was conducted. An inclusion criterion was the presence of un-erupted permanent teeth with a formed and clearly visible crown. Age groups were: young (6-8 years), intermediate (9-12 years) and adults (13-53 years). Significance level was set at p≤0.05. Results: Thirteen (3.9%) pre-eruptive lesions were detected in 335 records. No lesions were found in the young group (7.4%), in the intermediate and adult age groups six and seven lesions were found, respectively. In most cases the preeruptive lesion was found in a third molar. Conclusion: The prevalence of pre-eruptive intracoronal lesions was not higher for young age groups. The prevalence of pre-eruptive intra coronal radiolucent lesions is 3.9%, irrespective of age.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-106
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bitewing radiographs
  • Panoramic radiographs
  • Pre-eruptive dentin radiolucency

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