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Bisphosphonates (BSPs) are used for the treatment of multiple myeloma, metastatic breast and lung cancer, Paget's disease, osteoporosis, hypercalcemia due to malignancy, and many other skeletal diseases. BSPs reduce osteoclastic functions, which result in bone resorption. Bisphosphonates-related osteonecrosis of jaws (BRONJ) is a newly developed term that(More)
Removal of third molars is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in oral and maxillofacial surgery. This procedure may result in a number of major and minor complications. Accidental displacement of impacted third molars is a complication that occasionally occurs during these operations, but accidental displacement of a high-speed handpiece(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of tube drainage versus a single dose of methylprednisolone (MP) on maximal mouth opening, facial swelling, and pain after third molar surgery. STUDY DESIGN Twenty-two patients requiring extraction of bilaterally impacted mandibular third molars were selected. Each patient had 2 operations. In(More)
PURPOSE Hemostatic agents may be used topically to control hemorrhage, especially in patients with bleeding disorders. The agent used may have a negative effect on the tissue prolonging the healing time. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of 3 different hemostatic agents on fibroblast cells on a rat primary fibroblast cell culture model. (More)
BACKGROUND The goal of this present study was to evaluate the behavior of neonatal rat calvarial osteoblast-like cells cultured on different implant surfaces. MATERIALS Sandblasted acid-etched (SLA) surfaces of 2 different companies with different alloy properties were used. These were named as SLA-1 and SLA-2. The osteoblasts behavior were analyzed on(More)
PURPOSE Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) play an important role in the initiation of bone formation by affecting cell growth and differentiation in a variety of cell types including osteoblasts. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is an important regulator of angiogenesis and vasculogenesis, and also, VEGF signaling is important for skeletal(More)
Temporomandibular joint disorders affect a big portion of the population. There are a variety of treatment methods currently in use. Conservative treatment modalities are followed by more invasive approaches like arthrocentesis or arthroscopy. The aim of the study is to compare the effects of intra-articular tenoxicam injection and arthrocentesis plus(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the distance between the roots of the impacted third molars and the floor of the mouth to predict the risk of lingual root displacement during surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-one patients (5 men and 26 women) were evaluated for this study using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). The teeth were grouped(More)
PURPOSE Immediate implant placement not only reduces the number of surgeries necessary but also decreases the treatment time and treatment costs. The purpose of the study was to present the clinical results of 110 cases of immediate implant placement without using graft materials at the end of 5 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and ten implants in(More)