Human Oral Tissues as a Model for the Study of Cellular Age Changes by Light Microscopy

  • Sol Bernick


Age-dependent changes are known to occur in the oral tissues similar to what occurs in other body tissues. Teeth wear down, the degree depending upon the changes in occlusion, the decrease in muscular activity, abnormal taste sensations, excessive bone loss, and delayed wound healing. Detailed morphological studies on age changes to the various components of the oral cavity have been limited in number both in man and experimental animals.


Lamina Propria Alveolar Bone Periodontal Ligament Dental Pulp Molar Tooth 


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  • Sol Bernick
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  1. 1.Department of Anatomy and Cell BiologyUniversity of Southern California School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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