Dental abnormalities in the osteopetrotic rat mutation microphthalmia blanc.

@article{Cielinski1994DentalAI,
  title={Dental abnormalities in the osteopetrotic rat mutation microphthalmia blanc.},
  author={M J Cielinski and Tadahiko Iizuka and Sandy C. Marks},
  journal={Archives of oral biology},
  year={1994},
  volume={39 11},
  pages={985-90}
}
Dental manifestations of the mild, transient osteopetrosis in the rat mutation microphthalmia blanc (mib) were examined. Eruption of all teeth was delayed in mib rats compared to normal littermates. The delays ranged from 5 days for incisors to 3 and 2 days for the first and second molars. Normal rats had straight incisors in the sagittal plane that exhibited signs of wear, but in mib littermates the incisors were maloccluded, distorted, and showed no signs of wear. Radiographic and… CONTINUE READING