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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 381-383

Oral manifestations in growth hormone disorders


1 Department of Prosthodontics, MMCDSR, Mullana, Haryana, India
2 Department of Pediatric Dentistry, MMCDSR, Mullana, Haryana, India
3 Department of Oral Pathology, EDCH, Kotputli, Rajasthan, India

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Gaurav Atreja
Department of Prosthodontics, MMCDSR, Mullana, Haryana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.95678

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Growth hormone is of vital importance for normal growth and development. Individuals with growth hormone deficiency develop pituitary dwarfism with disproportionate delayed growth of skull and facial skeleton giving them a small facial appearance for their age. Both hyper and hypopituitarism have a marked effect on development of oro-facial structures including eruption and shedding patterns of teeth, thus giving an opportunity to treating dental professionals to first see the signs and symptoms of these growth disorders and correctly diagnose the serious underlying disease.


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