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PURPOSE To determine the incidence and characteristics of bifid mandibular canals. METHODS A retrospective study was performed using panoramic radiographs of 2012 patients subjected to dental treatment in the Dental Clinic of the Valencia University Dental School (Valencia, Spain) between 1996 and 1999. The goal was to investigate the presence of double(More)
PURPOSE To investigate peri-implant bone resorption around 108 ITI dental implants 1 year after prosthetic loading using extraoral panoramic, conventional intraoral periapical, and digital radiologic techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 108 implants were placed (59 in the maxilla and 49 in the mandible) in 42 patients (16 men and 26 women) with a(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyze clinical and microbiological characters in subjects and implants affected and not affected by peri-implantitis. Additionally, same features were analyzed also intra-individually, comparing healthy and diseased implants within the same subject. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 534 patients who received at(More)
PURPOSE Periapical surgery is followed by manifestations such as pain and swelling, the magnitude of which depends on the degree of tissue damage produced. A study is made of pain and inflammation in the 7 days after periapical surgery and its relation to patient age, gender, smoking, oral hygiene, the location and number of teeth implicated, the duration(More)
PURPOSE To assess the pain and swelling during the first week after surgical extraction of impacted mandibular third molars and the relationship with oral hygiene and smoking before surgery and during the postoperative period. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective study was performed on patients undergoing surgical extractions of impacted mandibular third(More)
Oromandibular dystonia with blepharospasm (also known as Brueghel's syndrome, Meige's syndrome, or idiopathic orofacial dystonia) is characterized by intense and involuntary spasms of the orofacial muscles, with a frequent loss of teeth and occlusal alterations that worsen the dystonic manifestations and cause mucosal lesions that can lead to complete(More)
PURPOSE This study was conducted to relate the histological diagnosis of chronic inflammatory periapical lesions with the radiographic images of these lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 70 biopsy specimens obtained during periapical surgery were stained with hematoxylin and eosin and examined under a microscope. Histological analysis established(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate pain and swelling during the first week after periapical surgery and its relation to patient age, gender, oral hygiene, and smoking. STUDY DESIGN One hundred two patients (31 men and 71 women) with a mean age of 40.2 years underwent periapical surgery. Age, gender, and oral hygiene and cigarette smoking before and during the(More)