Percentage distribution of apical soft tissue follicle volume according to the range of hydrostatic stress.
figureposted on 2013-03-16, 10:18 authored by Babak Sarrafpour, Michael Swain, Qing Li, Hans Zoellner
Data for apical soft tissue caps from each unerupted tooth is shown. Generally greater volumes had tensile (dashed lines) as opposed to compressive (solid lines) hydrostatic stress across most hydrostatic stress ranges. Exceptions to this pattern were seen, however, in the right first premolar and right second molar during incisive bite force application, as well as in the two first premolars and the right second premolar and molar, during right molar force application.