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Sonntana Seang, Prasit Pavasant, Chalida N Limjeerajarus
INTRODUCTION: Angiogenesis is a key determinant in dental pulp regeneration. Iloprost is a synthetic prostacyclin that promotes angiogenesis. A three-dimensional culture that mimics the in vivo condition has been used in tissue engineering. This study investigated the effect of iloprost on promoting dental pulp angiogenesis by using the tooth slice organ culture system. METHODS: Tooth slices with intact pulp tissue were cut from molars extracted from 12 patients...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Endodontics
Saki Hirofuji, Yuta Hirofuji, Hiroki Kato, Keiji Masuda, Haruyoshi Yamaza, Hiroshi Sato, Fumiko Takayama, Michiko Torio, Yasunari Sakai, Shouichi Ohga, Tomoaki Taguchi, Kazuaki Nonaka
Rett syndrome is an X-linked neurodevelopmental disorder associated with psychomotor impairments, autonomic dysfunctions and autism. Patients with Rett syndrome have loss-of-function mutations in MECP2, the gene encoding methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 (MeCP2). Abnormal biogenic amine signaling and mitochondrial function have been found in patients with Rett syndrome; however, few studies have analyzed the association between these factors. This study investigated the functional relationships between mitochondria and the neuronal differentiation of the MeCP2-deficient stem cells from the exfoliated deciduous teeth of a child with Rett syndrome...
March 10, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Anamaria Balic
The tooth is an intricate composition of precisely patterned, mineralized matrices and soft tissues. Mineralized tissues include enamel (produced by the epithelial cells called ameloblasts), dentin and cementum (produced by mesenchymal cells called odontoblasts and cementoblasts, respectively), and soft tissues, which include the dental pulp and the periodontal ligament along with the invading nerves and blood vessels. It was perceived for a very long time that teeth primarily serve an esthetical function. In recent years, however, the role of healthy teeth, as well as the impact of oral health on general well-being, became more evident...
March 13, 2018: Gerontology
Nova Nexhmije Ajeti, Teuta Pustina-Krasniqi, Sonja Apostolska
OBJECTIVES: During the treatment of chronic apical periodontitis and pulp necrosis the main role is to irrigate the root canal. AIM: The aim of this in vivo study was to irrigate with 0.9% NaCl (Natrium Chloride), 2.5 % NaOCl (Sodium Hypochlorite Solution, Sigma Aldrich - Germany) and 2% CHX (Chlorhexidine Digluconate Solution, Sigma Aldrich - Spain) combined with Gaseous Ozone (Prozone WH, Austria). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was realised in the University Dentistry Clinical Centre of Kosovo (UDCCK), respectively in the Department of Endodontic and Dental Pathology, Dental Branch, Faculty of Medicine, Prishtina, Kosovo...
February 15, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Priyam Jani, Chao Liu, Hua Zhang, Khaled Younes, M Douglas Benson, Chunlin Qin
OBJECTIVE: The bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) play crucial roles in tooth development. However, several BMPs retain expression in the dentin of the fully patterned and differentiated tooth. We hypothesized that BMP signaling therefore plays a role in the function of the differentiated odontoblast, the job of which is to lay down and mineralize the dentin matrix. DESIGN: We generated mice deficient in Bmp2 and 4 using a dentin matrix protein 1 (Dmp1) promoter-driven cre recombinase that was expressed in differentiated odontoblasts...
February 7, 2018: Archives of Oral Biology
Evelyn C M Rohof, Wouter Kerdijk, Johan Jansma, Christos Livas, Yijin Ren
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to determine the rates of survival and success and the complications related to autotransplantation of teeth with incomplete root formation. Additionally, we attempted to identify the prognostic factors that influence the outcome of tooth autotransplantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature search for all data published until July 2016 was conducted. Inclusion and exclusion criteria were specified...
March 10, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
Klara Janjić, Barbara Cvikl, Christoph Kurzmann, Andreas Moritz, Hermann Agis
BACKGROUND: To understand the responses of the dental pulp to hypoxia is of high relevance for regenerative endodontics and dental traumatology. Here, we aimed to reveal the effects of hypoxia and the hypoxia mimetic agent L-mimosine (L-MIM) on the production of sclerostin (SOST) and dickkopf-1 (DKK-1) in human dental pulp-derived cells (DPC). METHODS: DPC in monolayer, spheroid and tooth slice cultures were treated with L-MIM or hypoxia. Resazurin-based toxicity and MTT assays were performed to determine cell viability...
March 9, 2018: BMC Oral Health
Haichao Liu, Lei Zhao, Wenzhen Gu, Qin Liu, Zhixiong Gao, Xiao Zhu, Zhi Wu, Hongwen He, Fang Huang, Wenguo Fan
Satellite glial cells (SGCs), a peripheral neuroglial cell, surround neurons and form a complete envelope around individual sensory neurons in the trigeminal ganglia (TG), which may be involved in modulating neurons in inflammation. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of dental injury and inflammation on SGCs in the TG. Pulp exposure (PX) was performed on the first maxillary molar of 28 rats. The neurons innervating injured tooth in TG were labeled by the retrograde transport of fluoro-gold (FG)...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Molecular Histology
A P Dwisaptarini, S Suebnukarn, P Rhienmora, P Haddawy, S Koontongkaew
This work presents the multilayered caries model with a visuo-tactile virtual reality simulator and a randomized controlled trial protocol to determine the effectiveness of the simulator in training for minimally invasive caries removal. A three-dimensional, multilayered caries model was reconstructed from 10 micro-computed tomography (CT) images of deeply carious extracted human teeth before and after caries removal. The full grey scale 0-255 yielded a median grey scale value of 0-9, 10-18, 19-25, 26-52, and 53-80 regarding dental pulp, infected carious dentin, affected carious dentin, normal dentin, and normal enamel, respectively...
March 7, 2018: Operative Dentistry
Mahesh Ramakrishnan, Victor Samuel
Any disturbance in the primary tooth can lead to an altered eruption pattern of the corresponding permanent tooth. This article presents a case of a carious permanent second premolar with an immature root that erupted prematurely following extraction of the infected primary second molar. The carious premolar was treated with a stepwise excavation, and a primary stainless steel crown was adapted to prevent microleakage and restoration failure. A follow-up evaluation at 4 years showed remarkable healing and complete root formation...
March 2018: General Dentistry
Pinar Ercal, Gorke Gurel Pekozer, Gamze Torun Kose
The treatment of bone that is impaired due to disease, trauma or tumor resection creates a challenge for both clinicians and researchers. Critical size bone defects are conventionally treated with autografts which are associated with risks such as donor site morbidity and limitations like donor shortage. Bone tissue engineering has become a promising area for the management of critical size bone defects by the employment of biocompatible materials and the discovery of novel stem cell sources. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can be isolated with ease from various dental tissues including dental pulp stem cells, stem cells from apical papilla, dental follicle stem cells, stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth, periodontal ligament stem cells, gingival stem cells and tooth germ derived stem cells...
March 2, 2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Suzy Wang, Peter Cathro, Geoffrey Heithersay, Nancy Briggs, Jithendra Ratnayake, Peter Zilm
BACKGROUND: Tooth discolouration could occur due to bacterial contamination in traumatised teeth. Hydrogen peroxide is the commonly used bleaching agent. However, due to concerns over safety, alternative-bleaching regimes such as sodium perborate (S) and thiourea-hydrogen peroxide (T) have been investigated. METHODOLOGY: Apices resected and pulp extirpated 99 premolars were divided into two groups. Group 1 and 2 was injected with blood and blood/bacteria, stored anaerobically for 35 days...
February 27, 2018: Australian Dental Journal
Wayne Nishio Ayre, Genevieve Melling, Camille Cuveillier, Madhan Natarajan, Jessica L Roberts, Lucy L Marsh, Christopher D Lynch, Jean-Yves Maillard, Stephen P Denyer, Alastair J Sloan
This study investigated the host response to a polymicrobial pulpal infection consisting of Streptococcus anginosus and Enterococcus faecalis , bacteria commonly implicated in dental abscesses and endodontic failure, using a validated ex vivo rat tooth model. Tooth slices were inoculated with planktonic cultures of S. anginosus or E. faecalis alone or in co-culture at ratios of 50:50 and 90:10 S. anginosus to E. faecalis Attachment was semi-quantified by measuring area covered by fluorescently labelled bacteria...
February 26, 2018: Infection and Immunity
Halima Abukabbos, Scott Tomar, Marcio Guelmann
PURPOSE: To explore cost-effective options for pulpotomy, chamber fillings, and crowns in primary molars using bioactive cements. METHODS: Thirty extracted primary molars were divided into five groups, each having two sets of three teeth (one first molar and two second molars). Pulpotomy and restorative options were randomly assigned: Biodentine plus Ketac Molar; NuSmile NeoMTA plus Tempit LC; NeoMTA Plus plus Fuji IX; MTA Angelus plus IRM capsule; MTA Flow plus IRM powder and liquid...
January 1, 2018: Pediatric Dentistry
S Matsuda, T Memida, N Mizuno, I Ogawa, K Ouhara, M Kajiya, T Fujita, E Sugiyama, H Kurihara
AIM: To report a case of reparative bone-like tissue formation in the tooth of a patient with systemic sclerosis. SUMMARY: A 58-year-old Japanese female patient with systemic sclerosis was referred because of tooth fracture. Cone beam computerized tomography (CBCT) revealed multiple root resorption and the unclear transition from alveolar bone to root profile. A sample from a fractured tooth was analysed histologically. Haematoxylin and eosin-stained sections revealed the irregular replacement of pulp and dentine by bone-like tissue...
February 26, 2018: International Endodontic Journal
P Montero-Miralles, J Martín-González, O Alonso-Ezpeleta, M C Jiménez-Sánchez, E Velasco-Ortega, J J Segura-Egea
Regenerative endodontic procedures (REPs) are biologically based procedures planned to replace damaged tissues, including dentinee and root structures, as well as cells of the pulp-dentine complex. Effective sterilization of the root canal is essential in REPs, and antibiotics have been widely used to disinfect root canals. The aim of this paper was to review the scientific literature on 1) Effectiveness of antibiotics used in REPs against bacteria implicated in endodontic disease; 2) Scientific evidence supporting the use of topical antibiotics in REPs; 3) Clinical implications of the use of antibiotics in REPs and the possible side effects; 4) Effect of antibiotics on dental pulp stem cells; and 5) Ongoing research on the use of antibiotics in REPs...
February 26, 2018: International Endodontic Journal
A Shah, D Lee, M Song, S Kim, M K Kang, R H Kim
INTRODUCTION: Clastic cells, originating from the monocyte-macrophage lineage, resorb mineralized tissues. In periapical periodontitis, alveolar bone around the tooth apex becomes resorbed; however, the roots of the teeth are often left intact by yet unknown mechanisms. Here, we examined the status of clastic cells in a periapical periodontitis model in mice. METHODS: Periapical periodontitis was induced by performing pulp exposure on the maxillary first molar. The contralateral maxillary first molar was used as a control...
March 2018: Oral Diseases
Tetsuro Watase, Kohei Shimizu, Hiroki Komiya, Kinuyo Ohara, Koichi Iwata, Bunnai Ogiso
A study was conducted to evaluate the mechanisms underlying ectopic orofacial pain associated with tooth pulp inflammation in rats. We observed a significant decrease in the head withdrawal threshold (HWT) response to mechanical and heat stimuli applied to the ipsilateral facial skin upon application of complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) to the upper first molar (M1TP) in comparison to application of vehicle. A large number of trigeminal ganglion (TG) neurons showed transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) immunoreactivity (IR), and some of them were retrogradely labeled with fluorogold injected into the facial skin...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Oral Science
Clément Zanolli, Lei Pan, Jean Dumoncel, Ottmar Kullmer, Martin Kundrát, Wu Liu, Roberto Macchiarelli, Lucia Mancini, Friedemann Schrenk, Claudio Tuniz
Locality 1, in the Lower Cave of the Zhoukoudian cave complex, China, is one of the most important Middle Pleistocene paleoanthropological and archaeological sites worldwide, with the remains of c. 45 Homo erectus individuals, 98 mammalian taxa, and thousands of lithic tools recovered. Most of the material collected before World War II was lost. However, besides two postcranial elements rediscovered in China in 1951, four human permanent teeth from the 'Dragon Bone Hill,' collected by O. Zdansky between 1921 and 1923, were at the time brought to the Paleontological Institute of Uppsala University, Sweden, where they are still stored...
March 2018: Journal of Human Evolution
Soichiro Sonoda, Yu-Feng Mei, Ikiru Atsuta, Atsushi Danjo, Haruyoshi Yamaza, Shion Hama, Kento Nishida, Ronghao Tang, Yukari Kyumoto-Nakamura, Norihisa Uehara, Toshio Kukita, Fusanori Nishimura, Takayoshi Yamaza
Nitric oxide (NO) is thought to play a pivotal regulatory role in dental pulp tissues under both physiological and pathological conditions. However, little is known about the NO functions in dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs). We examined the direct actions of a spontaneous NO gas-releasing donor, NOC-18, on the odontogenic capacity of rat DPSCs (rDPSCs). In the presence of NOC-18, rDPSCs were transformed into odontoblast-like cells with long cytoplasmic processes and a polarized nucleus. NOC-18 treatment increased alkaline phosphatase activity and enhanced dentin-like mineralized tissue formation and the expression levels of several odontoblast-specific genes, such as runt related factor 2, dentin matrix protein 1 and dentin sialophosphoprotein, in rDPSCs...
February 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
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