Ultrastructural organization and microanalysis studies of deciduous enamel crystallites in regional odontodysplasia (RO)

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The ultrastructural organization and chemical components of enamel crystallites in two deciduous teeth affected by RO, an uncommon developmental condition giving the tooth a ghost-like appearance, were investigated by scanning and transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, electron probe microanalysis and Fourier transform improved microspectroscopy. Pathologic mineralizations involving prismatic structures, which affected the size, shape and stoichiometric structure of crystallites and led to enhanced Mg/Ca and Na/Ca ratios and crystal defects, were observed. Local circulatory disorders may have caused this developmental anomaly.

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