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The inferior alveolar nerve is the one of the large branches of the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve. It is vulnerable during surgical procedures of the mandible. Despite its importance, no anatomical and histological examination has been conducted to provide a detailed cross-sectional morphology of the mandibular canal according to dental(More)
INTRODUCTION Our aim in this study was to investigate the frequency, distribution, sex differences, and characteristics of supernumerary teeth in a referred Turkish population. METHODS A total of 2599 patients' panoramic radiographs (1360 girls, 1239 boys) were evaluated, including children in both the mixed and the permanent dentitions. Their mean age(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to assess the relationship between the maxillary sinus floor and the maxillary posterior teeth root tips using dental cone-beam CT. METHODS A total of 87 right and 89 left maxillary sinus regions from 92 patients were examined using dental cone-beam CT. Images were analyzed by a specialist in oral and(More)
BACKGROUND The most severe complication after the removal of mandibular third molars is injury to the inferior alveolar nerve or the lingual nerve. These complications are rather uncommon (0.4% to 8.4%) and most of them are transient. However, some of them persist for longer than 6 months, which can leave various degrees of long-term permanent disability.(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to assess the accuracy and reproducibility of cone-beam CT measurements of specific distances around the mandibular canal by comparing them to direct digital caliper measurements. METHODS Six formalin-fixed hemimandible specimens were examined using the ILUMA cone-beam CT system. Images were obtained at 120 kVp,(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to evaluate bone-to-implant contact (BIC) and the osteoconductive capacity of bioactive fiber-reinforced composite implant (FRC) in vivo. MATERIAL AND METHODS Threaded sand-blasted FRC implants and threaded FRC implants with bioactive glass (BAG) were fabricated for the study. Titanium implants were used as a(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to compare the accuracy of diagnoses of occlusal caries lesions from digital images captured using a photostimulable phosphor (PSP) sensor under in vivo and in vitro conditions and to present useful clinical data regarding the clinical application of the system. METHODS The study sample comprised 60 mandibular(More)
Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) is an inherited disorder that has both autosomal recessive and autosomal dominant pathways and is characterized by severe malformation of elastic and collagen fibers. Clinically, 3 main groups of systemic findings involving skin, eye, and vessels emerge in the symptoms. In this report, we present the case of a patient with PXE(More)
PURPOSE Close proximity of the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) to the third molar roots can result in nerve injuries during extraction of third molars. Consequently, it is necessary to determine the relationship of the nerve and roots to avoid damage to the IAN. Computed tomography scans are widely used to determine the correct relationship between the IAN(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare proximal caries detection using intraoral bitewing, extraoral bitewing and panoramic radiography. METHODS 80 extracted human premolar and molar teeth with and without proximal caries were used. Intraoral radiographs were taken with Kodak Insight film (Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, NY) using the bitewing technique. Extraoral bitewing(More)