A HORMONAL IMBALANCE- ITS IMPACT ON ERUPTION AND EXFOLIATION: A CASE REPORT

Dr. Amith Adyathaya, Dr. Ershad Ahmed, Dr. Prathyusha P, Dr. Afroza K K, Dr. Ann Meera Johnson

Abstract


Delayed tooth eruption is the emergence of a tooth into the oral cavity at a time that deviates signicantly from norms established for different race, ethnicity, and gender. It  may be due to many local and systemic reasons, eruption delay of more than two years should be denitely investigated.  Certain endocrinal hormonal imbalances that occur in infancy or early childhood can lead to many clinical manifestations like short stature, delayed tooth eruption and delay in major developmental milestones. The possibility of hormonal disturbances should be suspected when evaluating teenagers and adolescents with the complaint of delayed eruption, both physician and dentist should be aware of this clinical manifestation. This is a case report on delayed eruption of teeth in a teenager with undiagnosed hormonal imbalance who visited our department, a watchful eye and timely investigation led to the diagnosis of underlying organic problem. ABSTRACT

Keywords


Endocrinology

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