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September, 2010, Vol. 12, No. 3


© 2010 Stomatologija

Stomatologija 2010; 12 (3): 67-72 178 KB

Factors influencing permanent teeth eruption.
Part one – general factors

Ruta Almonaitiene, Irena Balciuniene, Janina Tutkuviene


Variation in the normal eruption of teeth is a common finding, but significant deviation from established norms should alert the clinician to take some diagnostic procedures in order to evaluate patient health and development. Disturbance in tooth eruption time could be a symptom of general condition or indication of altered physiology and craniofacial development.

The aim of this review is to analyze general factors that could influence permanent teeth eruption. The articles from 1965 to 2009 in English related to topic were identified. 84 articles were selected for data collection.

Although permanent teeth eruption is under significant genetic control, various general factors such as gender, socioeconomic status, craniofacial morphology, body composition can influence this process. Most significant disturbance in teeth emergence is caused by systemic diseases and syndromes.

Key words: permanent teeth eruption, general factors, influence.

Received: 13 10 2009

Accepted for publishing: 23 09 2010

1Institute of Odontology, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University

2Vilnius University Hospital, Zalgiris Clinic

3Department of Anatomy, Histology and Anthropology, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University

Ruta Almonaitiene1 – PhD student

Irena Balciuniene2 – D.D.S, PhD. Hab. Dr., prof.

Janina Tutkuviene3 – M.D. PhD Hab. Dr., prof., Head of Department of Anatomy, Histology and Anthropology; Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University

Address correspondence to: Dr. Ruta Almonaitiene, Institute of Odontology, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Zalgirio str. 115, 08217 Vilnius, Lithuania.
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