Journal of the Korean Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 2001;28(2):316-322.
Published online May 31, 2001.
DENTAL CARE FORE MULTIPLE ROOTLESS TEETH : A CASE REPORT
Mi-Sook Lee, Keung-Ho Lee, Yeong-Chul Choi
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Kyung-Hee University 
Abstract
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy used on pediatric oncology patients often causes dentofacial anomalies. Defects noted include tooth and root agenesis, root thinning, root shortening, localized enamel defect and maxillofacial underdevelopment. The effect of radiotherapy usually is confined to the radiation site but the effect of chemotherapy may be more wide spread becuase of its systemic distribution. Many pediatric cancers are treated with a combination of radiation and multiagent chemotherapy. Dental treatment affected by chemotherapy and radiation therapy damage to developing teeth and maxilloface includes retention of teeth, space maintenance, prosthetic considerations, requirements for oral hygiene. The following case related to multiple rootless teeth.
Key Words: Root agenesis, Radiation therapy, Chemotherapy, Dentofacial anomalies


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