Turner's syndrome is a chromosomal abnormality with additional deficiency in gonadal and adrenocorticotropic secretions. The most frequent oral findings are: high palatal vault and hypoplastic mandible. The aim of the present study was to investigate the caries prevalence and periodontal condition of patients with Turner's syndrome. The study population consisted of 24 patients with Turner's syndrome and 24 healthy control girls. Mean age were 24.5 years in both groups. Significantly lower DMF-T mean values were found in patients with Turner's syndrome compared with the healthy controls. From among the investigated periodontal parameters probing depth showed no difference between the two groups, but gingival index and plaque index were significantly higher in patients with Turner's syndrome.
|Translated title of the contribution||Stomatologic implications of Turner syndrome. I. Dental caries and periodontal status|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - júl. 1997|
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