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While there is a hereditary component to tori, this does not explain all cases. Tori tend to appear more frequently during middle age of life; the torus palatinus is more commonly observed in females, but this is not the case with the torus mandibularis. Certain ethnic groups are more prone to one torus or the other. The torus is mainly removed due to(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the epidemiological aspects of adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) and to evaluate the different therapeutic possibilities as well as the percentage of survival. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective, meta-analytic, observational study was carried out by selecting a total of 13 articles, which provided a sample size of 263 cases of patients who(More)
This study evaluated the effect of the topical application of melatonin in accelerating bone formation associated with implants 2 months after their application to the tibiae of rabbits. Twenty New Zealand rabbits were used. Twenty implants treated with melatonin and 20 control implants without melatonin were placed in the proximal metaphyseal area of each(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to present a series of clinical cases on glossopharyngeal neuralgia as well as the therapeutic approach used. PATIENTS AND METHODS This observational, descriptive, and retrospective study was carried out on 14 patients who were diagnosed with glossopharyngeal neuralgia between the years 1997 and 2007 at the Oral-Facial(More)
OBJECTIVES To establish whether there is a high enough risk of bleeding in patients who take oral anticoagulants, such that it would justify not using oral anticoagulants when performing a dental extraction, as well as if the reason for and anatomical location of the extraction increases such risk. STUDY DESIGN We performed a bibliographic search in order(More)
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) concentrates have been widely used in the past decade as a complement to tissue regeneration procedures. The authors who have clinically used PRP refer no risk of infection, disease transmission, or undesirable effects. Nevertheless, there have been reports on the over-expression of growth factors (GFs) and their receptors related(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the success and failure, apical sealing and biocompatibility of silver amalgam, IRM, SuperEBA and MTA as retrograde filler materials. STUDY DESIGN A metaanalysis is made of filler materials in periapical surgery, evaluating a total of 30 articles published in recent years. RESULTS Percentage success with silver amalgam was 76.5%(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify and evaluate the frequency of the different odontogenic conditions that may lead to maxillary sinusitis. STUDY DESIGN An observational and retrospective meta-analysis was carried out on 770 cases of maxillary sinusitis obtained from a literature review of 15 articles. RESULTS Maxillary sinusitis most commonly manifests itself as(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the different variations of sinus elevation techniques with osteotomes, to evaluate the increase in height achieved, and to quantify the osseointegration periods and the success rates for the implants placed. STUDY DESIGN A meta-analytic study with descriptive statistics was carried out on sinus elevations using osteotomes, analyzing(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the analgesic efficacy of methylprednisolone (corticoid) versus diclofenac (nonsteroidal antiinflammatory-NSAID-) after surgical removal of lower third molars. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study on 73 patients for the surgical removal of their lower third molars. These patients were separated in two groups at random: a diclofenac group(More)