Extensive Hypoplasia of Permanent Dentition Due to Childhood Illness and Antibiotic Use- A Case Report
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, S.K.S.S. Dental College, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mauli Simratvir, MDS
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry
S.K.S.S. Dental College, Sarabha
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date May 18, 2011; Accepted date November 05, 2011; Published date November 10, 2011
Citation: Simratvir M (2011) Extensive Hypoplasia of Permanent Dentition Due to Childhood Illness and Antibiotic Use- A Case Report. Dentistry 1:107. doi:10.4172/2161-1122.1000107
Copyright: © 2011 Simratvir M. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Background: Changes in environment during apposition and maturation stage of amelogenesis results in defective formation of enamel. This paper reports a case of extensive hypoplasia of permanent dentition due to childhood illness and antibiotic use.
Case description: A 9 year old patient reported with extensive Enamel hypoplasia on all erupted and unerupted permanent teeth the cause of which could only be related to frequent Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI) and Cephalosporins and Paracetamol intake for the same on and off almost for a period of 1 to 4 years. To restore esthetics intermittent treatment consisted of composite build up of anterior teeth with special care on bonding.
Clinical implications: Apart from aesthetic and functional problems, the psychological problem of disfigured dentition is considerable in children. Thus risks and benefits should be carefully weighed before indiscriminate prolonged use of any antibiotic in children.