Pathological studies of cheek teeth apical infections in the horse: 3. Quantitative measurements of dentine in apically infected cheek teeth

I.T. Dacre, D.J. Shaw, P.M. Dixon

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Abstract

Histological measurements of dimensions of primary, regular secondary and irregular secondary dentine, pulp diameter and assessment of the levels of predentine, resting lines and enlarged areas of intertubular dentine were performed in apically infected mandibular and maxillary cheek teeth (CT), These examinations showed significantly reduced regular and irregular secondary dentine thickness in diseased as compared to control CT, with 21/26 infected maxillary CT and 15/18 infected mandibular CT having reduced regular secondary dentine (varying between 27.4% and 89.1% reduced secondary dentine levels compared to age and site matched control CT values). As a result of decreased dentinal deposition, significantly wider pulp horns were present in diseased compared to control CT. No significant differences were found between diseased and control primary dentine thickness in maxillary CT, and minor differences in mandibular CT were not believed to be clinically significant. The significantly reduced presence of predentine and of intertubular dentine and the increased presence of resting lines in diseased compared to control CT confirms that long-term disruption of normal dentine deposition had occurred in many infected CT. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-340
Number of pages8
JournalVeterinary Journal
Volume178
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

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