Role of Attrition and Occlusal Contact in the Physiology of the Rat Incisor: X. The Part Played by the Periodontal Ligament in the Eruptive Process

S. Pitaru, Y. Michaeli, G. Zajicek, M. M. Weinreb

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Abstract

Removal of the proliferating base of the rat incisor did not influence the rate of eruption which responded to changes in impediment to eruption in a fashion similar to that for control teeth. It is the periodontal ligament rather than the proliferating cells that is responsible for tooth eruption. The elements of the periodontal ligament apparently responsible for tooth movement are the mature fibroblasts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)819-824
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Dental Research
Volume55
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1976
Externally publishedYes

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