Hypothyroid children show marked delay in eruption of teeth. Disturbances of the ovarian hormone—by ovarian cysts and amenorrhea—produce rampant caries. Diabetes mellitus, untreated, shows acute suppurative periodontitis ; when under control, periodontal structures return to normal. Hypopituitarism, associated with hypogonadism, shows remarkably well-formed teeth. Therefore what is the relation between decreased sex development and excellent dental development in adiposogenitalism?
Reference: Den. Items Int., 1938 (discussion of paper by H. M. Feinblatt).