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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the need for routine removal of asymptomatic impacted third molars under the prophylactic indication, based on the incidence of pathologic changes. The frequency and type of pathologic conditions associated with impacted third molars were also evaluated. STUDY DESIGN One hundred twenty impacted third molar(More)
BACKGROUND The keratocystic odontogenic tumour is classified as a developmental cyst derived from the enamel organ or from the dental lamina. The treatment of keratocystic odontogenic tumour of the jaw remains controversial. The aim of this study was to report the outcome of our conservative treatment protocol for keratocystic odontogenic tumour. METHODS(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the beneficial effects of particulate ostrich eggshell grafting on the healing of experimentally induced skull defects. The clinical, radiological, histological, and histomorphometrical findings of this material were compared with the results of commercially available demineralized bone matrix (DBM). The study(More)
Dentigerous cysts are the most common developmental odontogenic cysts. It is a benign and asymptomatic intraosseous lesion that affects the bones of the maxillofacial complex, interfering with tooth eruption. Although enucleation is the treatment of choice, marsupialization is the better option for large cysts involving unerupted permanent teeth. The(More)
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