Root and periodontal tissue development after allogenic tooth transplantation between rat littermates

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Abstract

Objective: The study was designed to investigate the development of roots and periodontal tissues after allogenic tooth transplantation between rat littermates by micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) and histology. Materials and Methods: The upper right second molars in 2-week-old rats were extracted and immediately transplanted into the upper right first molar socket of rat littermates under anesthesia. The upper left second molars in 2-week-old recipient rats were used as a control. The rats were fixed and tissues analyzed at 0, 4, 8, or 12weeks after transplantation. Root development of seven rats in each group was analyzed quantitatively using micro-CT. Periodontal tissue formation was examined qualitatively by histologic methods. Results: Roots developed after allogenic transplantation, but they were significantly shorter than control roots. The number of roots varied from one to four in transplanted teeth, while it was consistently four in control teeth. Periodontal tissue formation in transplanted teeth was equivalent to that of the control teeth. Conclusion: Allogenic transplantation between rat littermates permits root development and periodontal tissue formation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-386
Number of pages8
JournalOral Diseases
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 1

Keywords

  • Allogenic transplantation
  • Histology
  • Micro-CT
  • Periodontal tissue formation
  • Rats
  • Root development
  • Tooth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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