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Do anabolic steroids have any role in tooth enamel mineralization?

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Posted on Tue, 26 May 2015
Question: Dear Dentist,

I have a question regarding brief anabolic steroids i had during teen years ( wisdom teeth formation years) .

Did it impact or have any role in tooth enamel mineralisation ?

Only reason i ask is teeth remain with us forever, doesnt turnover, and any impact ie mineralisation is therefore permanent. Looking forward to your opinion. thaks and Regards, XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, it affects mineralization

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for writing in.

Tooth development occurs with coordination of various hormones & enzymes.Calcitropic hormone is the main hormone responsible for tooth development.Steriods bind to the protein part of this hormone required for development of tooth, hence hamper mineralization.
Steriods are habit forming & also affect immunity. Hence are contraindicated while tooth development.
Moreover the effect produced is permanent & irreversible.

Hope I answered your query

Wishing you good health

Regards
Dr. Neha Sumra

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Neha Sumra (1 hour later)
So u say anabolic steroids actually hamper tooth development and not boost it? Thanks for reply
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Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, they do hamper

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Both anabolic & catabolic steroid hamper the growth because they bind to protein binding site of hormone essential for tooth development.

Regards
Dr. Neha
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Do anabolic steroids have any role in tooth enamel mineralization?

Brief Answer: Yes, it affects mineralization Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing in. Tooth development occurs with coordination of various hormones & enzymes.Calcitropic hormone is the main hormone responsible for tooth development.Steriods bind to the protein part of this hormone required for development of tooth, hence hamper mineralization. Steriods are habit forming & also affect immunity. Hence are contraindicated while tooth development. Moreover the effect produced is permanent & irreversible. Hope I answered your query Wishing you good health Regards Dr. Neha Sumra