Journal article

Post-mitotic odontoblasts in health, disease, and regeneration

S Rajan, A Ljunggren, DJ Manton, AE Bjorkner, M McCullough

Archives of Oral Biology | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVE: Description of the odontoblast lifecycle, an overview of the known complex molecular interactions that occur when the health of the dental pulp is challenged and the current and future management strategies on vital and non-vital teeth. METHODS: A literature search of the electronic databases included MEDLINE (1966-April 2019), CINAHL (1982-April 2019), EMBASE and EMBASE Classic (1947-April 2019), and hand searches of references retrieved were undertaken using the following MESH terms 'odontoblast*', 'inflammation', 'dental pulp*', 'wound healing' and 'regenerative medicine'. RESULTS: Odontoblasts have a sensory and mechano-transduction role so as to detect external stimuli that c..

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