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1. Passage of a tooth through the alveolar process and perforation of the gingiva.
2. A breaking out, especially the appearance of lesions on the skin.
[L. e-rumpo, pp. -ruptus, to break out]
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Accelerated tooth eruption in children with diabetes mellitus.
There would also be a risk of decreased growth of the alveolar process which is dependent on tooth eruption which would complicate future orthodontic treatment with difficult space closure and unfavourable tooth angulation.
(14) Although teething and diarrhea are not usually associated, some parents believe that their child's diarrhea is due to tooth eruption. Diarrhea may be due to the placement of contaminated objects in the mouth.
Tooth eruption and exfoliation are the terms given to the normal process of a pet's baby teeth being replaced by permanent adult teeth.
In yearlings we used timing of tooth eruption as a proxy indicator of body condition.
Data from collected deer included the geographic location based on the Wisconsin Public Land Survey System (township-range-section), sex, and age (estimated by using tooth eruption and tooth wear patterns [6]).
Severity of the malocclusion, tooth eruption patterns, oral hygiene level, periodontal (gum tissue) status, decay activity and functional and esthetic issues are all considered before beginning active treatment.
In addition to growth patterns, we describe the tooth eruption sequence of the black-footed ferret.
Timing and sequence of tooth eruption, tooth loss, and dental anomalies are also described.
The term physiologic tooth movement denotes primarily, slight tipping of the tooth in its socket and secondarily, the changes in tooth position that occurs during and after tooth eruption. [1516] It has been assumed that the application of force during orthodontic treatment leads to hyalinization caused partly by anatomic and partly by mechanical factors.
The mechanism of agglomerated mass eruption appears to be different from tooth eruption, because of lack of periodontal ligament and root.