Molar-Incisor Hypomineralization (MIH) – current knowledge and proposal for therapeutic options
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Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
Department of Prosthodontics, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
Renata Chałas   

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
J Pre Clin Clin Res. 2016;10(2):122–126
The prevalence of Molar-Incisors Hypomineralization (MIH) and difficulties in diagnosing the disease make it is necessary to determine the exact diagnostic and therapeutic patterns of management. Because of the higher requirements of patients affected by MIH, restorative management of such teeth is a challenge, both for the physician and for the suffering patient.

Brief description of state of knowledge:
Many long-term randomized studies and meta-analyses clearly indicate that the etiology of occurrence of molar-incisor hypomineralization is multifactorial. Most often it is a combination of systemic and genetic factors. Currently, one of the widely-discussed factors is deficiency of vitamin D as a key factor in the process of enamel development. The study describes current information about Molar-Incisor Hypomineralization, and presents a clinical approach after diagnosis according to protocol which facilities planning of the subsequent stages.

The preventive or treatment procedure of MIH should also engage the guardians / parents of the children. The disease undiagnosed in time, due to its pain implications, can lead to problems in dental treatment. Often, the lack of awareness of dentists having no knowledge about the prevalence of MIH, leads to drawing erroneous conclusions and determining therapeutic solutions harmful to the patient, including extraction of the teeth affected by the disease.

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