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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Chronic infectious diseases may increase the risk of stroke. We investigated whether periodontal disease, including periodontitis and gingivitis, is a risk factor for cerebral ischemia. METHODS We performed a case-control study with 303 patients examined within 7 days after acute ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack, 300(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the associations of different periodontal parameters with cerebral ischemia. METHODS In a case-control study, 303 consecutive patients with ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack, and 300 representative population controls received a complete clinical and radiographic dental examination. Patients were(More)
BACKGROUND Trauma to the inferior alveolaris nerve is one of the worst complications of the surgical removal of wisdom teeth. With digital volume tomography (DVT), a new imaging technique has been introduced to dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery, offering the same options for reconstruction as computer tomography (CT). Since mid-2000 we have been(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We performed a case-control study to investigate whether chronic or recurrent respiratory, ear-nose-throat (ENT), and dental infections are risk factors for cerebrovascular ischemia. METHODS Using a standardized questionnaire we investigated past infectious diseases in 166 consecutive patients with acute cerebrovascular ischemia and(More)
During a 6-year period we did a total of 72 videoendoscopies of the salivary glands and their associated ductal systems. This minimally invasive procedure is associated with little morbidity and discomfort. The main indication was sialolithiasis of the submandibular and parotid glands. Sialoendoscopy was used not only for diagnosis of radiolucent calculi(More)
Based on the principles of classic film tomography, a new digital X-ray device for dental sites was developed and clinically evaluated. The tomosynthesis process produces several slices from a finite number of radiographs taken from different projection angles, obtaining a three-dimensional image of the jaws and teeth. During evaluation of an industrial(More)
Recurrent dislocation of the mandibular condyle poses a difficult problem for affected patients. In the course of time, dislocations often become more frequent and more difficult to avoid. Even with good patient compliance, conservative treatment is often not sufficient. Operative procedures have also been described for the treatment of temporomandibular(More)
INTRODUCTION In recent years a new perforated PDS (poly-p-dioxanon) foil (0.15 mm) has become available and has not yet been proven to be successful in reconstruction of the orbital floor after blow-out-fractures in randomized studies. The main aim of this clinical trial is to compare this new PDS foil with titanium dynamic mesh (0.3 mm) (TD), which is well(More)
The ameloblastic fibro-odontoma is a rare mixed odontogenic tumor. It occurs predominantly in children and young adults with no sex predilection and locates most often in the posterior segment of the mandible. A painless swelling is the most common clinical sign. Radiologically, ameloblastic fibro-odontoma shows a circumscribed radiolucency, which contains(More)