J Bone Miner Metab 2006 ;24(3):248-54
Developmental Oral Health Science, Department of Orofacial Development and Function, Graduate School, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 1-5-45, Yushima, Tokyo, 113-8549, Japan.
Many clinical reports suggest that deciduous teeth exhibit a greater susceptibility to resorption than permanent ones. To examine the difference between deciduous and permanent dentine in their susceptibility to osteoclastic resorption, osteoclast-like cells (OCLs) were cultured on deciduous and permanent dentine slices. The number, area, depth, and volume of resorption pits were then measured, using image-analyzing systems. Read More