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Dental and Hearing

Dental

Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is always associated with bone fragility. In addition, OI may affect the growth of the jaws and may or may not affect the teeth. About half of the people who have OI have teeth that appear normal, and their major concerns are routine care. However, the other half has a defect in the teeth called Dentinogenesis Imperfecta (DI), sometimes referred to as brittle teeth.

For more information please see our Dental Factsheet .

You can also watch this talk by Paediatric Dentist, Mrs Rebecca Jones.

 

Hearing

Hearing loss has been reported in approximately 50% of people with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI). While not everyone who has OI develops hearing loss, the incidence is much higher than in the general population. You can find out more about hearing loss in OI in our factsheet and also in the talk below.