A Volume Evaluation of Dental Caries in a Mouse with the Use of the Micro-CT Scan

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to develop a three-dimensional method of caries evaluation; once a method is established genetic variables can be altered in order to detect the gene(s) involved in the development of dental caries in mice. As dental caries has a three-dimensional nature to its course, the Micro-CT scan quantifies the volume of caries. Inbred Mice were used of known caries susceptibility —BALB/c mice. Mice were divided into the control and experimental group; later inoculated with Streptococcus mutans. The experimental group was fed a caries promoting diet and later caries volume was evaluated by use of the Micro-CT scan in both groups. There was a clear difference in tooth volume of mice infected for 7 weeks and 9 weeks, the Micro-CT scan indicated this evidently.

Journal

  • Journal of Hard Tissue Biology

    Journal of Hard Tissue Biology 17(3), 109-114, 2008-12-01

    The Society of Hard Tissue Biology

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110007081304
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11074332
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    ART
  • ISSN
    13417649
  • NDL Article ID
    10162950
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZS7(科学技術--医学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z19-B312
  • Data Source
    CJP  NDL  NII-ELS  J-STAGE 
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