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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of decortication during bone grafting in defect areas surrounding particulate dentin-coated implants. STUDY DESIGN Six dogs were randomly assigned to 3 groups, and each group was further divided into 2 subgroups. The subgroups consisted of dogs that received particulate dentin-coated(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the cytokine profiles of the synovial fluid from the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) spaces of normal individuals and temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients. Thirty-four patients with planned orthognathic surgery did not present abnormalities of the TMJ on magnetic resonance images and radiographs and did not show(More)
OBJECTIVE The dental pulp is a low-compliance system that is particularly vulnerable to physiologic changes. Prolonged vasoconstriction may have detrimental effects. This goal of this study was to determine whether 2% lidocaine with 1:100,000 epinephrine, as used for buccal infiltration, decreases the blood flow in the dental pulp and adjacent gingival(More)
Lichen planus is a common, chronic inflammatory disease of the skin and mucous membrane for which no precise causes have been confirmed. But it is often connected with infections. Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) among various bacteria has been associated with the cause of gastritis, peptic ulcer and gastric cancer. Considering the similarities of(More)
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