PMID: 3860901Jun 1, 1985

Circumferential continuity of perikymata in human dental enamel investigated by scanning electron microscopy

Scandinavian Journal of Dental Research
S Risnes


Theoretically the perikymata may represent one of two possible configurations: closed circles or continuous spirals. In the present study one randomly selected perikyma groove in one randomly selected tooth (the mandibular first premolar of a 12-yr-old girl) was tracked around the circumference of the crown in the scanning electron microscope. It was found that the perikymata geometrically represented closed circles. The possibility of methodologic error was excluded.


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