Antonio Cutando

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Invasion of the maxillary sinus is a relatively frequent complication in dental implant treatment of patients with inadequate bone height in the posterior maxilla. This event usually occurs during surgery and sometimes produces sinusitis. There is a paucity of reports in the literature of implants migrating into the sinus cavity after a period of function.(More)
BACKGROUND Melatonin possesses antioxidant, free-radical scavenging, and immunoenhancing properties that promote fibroblast activity and bone regeneration. The aim of this study was to examine the possible links between salivary melatonin levels and the severity of periodontal disease using the community periodontal index (CPI). METHODS Thirty-seven(More)
Among other functions, melatonin exerts both antioxidative and immunoregulatory roles. The indoleamine is secreted in the saliva, although its role into the mouth is not known. Diabetic patients frequently display oral cavity pathologies such as periodontal disease (PD), an inflammatory disease coursing with an increase in free radical production. Thus, we(More)
BACKGROUND The performance of implant surgery in the posterior maxilla often poses a challenge due to insufficient available bone. Sinus floor elevation was developed to increase needed vertical height to overcome this problem. The present study described and reported a simple, safe and predictable bone graft mixture for the sinus lifting procedure. (More)
BACKGROUND Melatonin is the principal secretory product of the pineal gland. It has immunomodulatory and antioxidant activities, stimulates the proliferation of collagen and osseous tissue and acts as a protector against cellular degeneration associated with aging and toxin exposure. Arising out of its antioxidant actions, melatonin protects against(More)
BACKGROUND The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory hormone melatonin is secreted by saliva into the oral cavity, where it may protect the mucosal and gingival tissues from radical damage. To date, no studies have addressed the potential beneficial role of melatonin in the acute inflammatory response that follows oral surgical interventions, especially tooth(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the topical application of melatonin on osteointegration of dental implants in Beagle dogs 14 days after their insertion. In preparation for subsequent insertion of dental implants, upper and lower premolars and molars were extracted from 12 Beagle dogs. Each mandible received cylindrical screw implants of(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the topical application of melatonin on osteointegration of dental implants in Beagle dogs 5 and 8 weeks after their insertion. MATERIALS AND METHODS For subsequent insertion of dental implants, upper and lower premolars and molars were extracted from 12 Beagle dogs. Each mandible received(More)
Melatonin (MLT; N-acetyl-5-metoxy-tryptamine) is a hormone that is principally synthesized in the pineal gland. MLT has been shown to exhibit a variety of functions. The hormone, which is a free radical scavenger, plays an immunomodulatory role, stimulates the proliferation and synthesis of type I collagen and promotes bone formation. Moreover, MLT exerts(More)