Author(s): de Moraes ME, de Moraes LC, Dotto GN, Dotto PP, dos Santos LR
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Abstract The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the incidence of dental anomalies in Brazilian patients with Down syndrome. A sample with 49 panoramic x-rays of syndromic patients aged 3 to 33 years (22 male and 27 female) was used. The characteristics of dental anomalies were observed in the panoramic radiographs in both the primary and permanent dentition, according to the ICD (International Classification of Diseases). The corresponding tables and percentile analysis were elaborated. There was a high incidence of syndromic patients with different types of anomalies, such as taurodontism (50\%), proven anodontia (20.2\%), suspected anodontia (10.7\%), conic teeth (8.3\%) and impacted teeth (5.9\%). In conclusion, patients with Down syndrome presented a high incidence of dental anomalies and, in most cases, the same individual presented more than one dental anomaly.
This article was published in Braz Dent J
and referenced in Advancements in Genetic Engineering