Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Radiology
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Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Radiology. 2015, 3(1), 1-5
DOI: 10.12691/oral-3-1-1
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Different Radiological Findings in Turkish Edentulous Patients

Numan Dedeoğlu1, Mustafa Hayati Atala2, and Bekir Eşer2

1Inonu University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Malatya, Turkiye

2Inonu University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Prosthodontics, Malatya, Turkiye

Pub. Date: January 04, 2015

Cite this paper:
Numan Dedeoğlu, Mustafa Hayati Atala and Bekir Eşer. Different Radiological Findings in Turkish Edentulous Patients. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Radiology. 2015; 3(1):1-5. doi: 10.12691/oral-3-1-1

Abstract

Objective: Radiological examination for the detection of asymptomatic pathology in edentulous patients is very important. The aim of this study is to evaluate different significant radiological findings in the panoramic radiographies, which were routinely taken for a group of edentulous patients. Materials and Methods: This study was performed on 200 edentulous patients who admitted for various reasons to Inonu University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. Each radiograph was observed for retained roots, impacted teeth, radiolucency and radiopacity changes, maxillary sinus close to crest of the ridge and mental foramen on crest. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Results: Radiological findings were found in 48% (56.03% female, 39,28% male) of edentulous patients. Patients examined in this study had retained roots as the most common positive findings (15%). Most of the findings were observed in patients between 45-60 years of age in this study. Conclusion: According to these results, panoramic radiography is still advisable to study before making the prosthesis to edentulous patients.

Keywords:
panoramic radiography retained roots impacted teeth edentulous patients complete denture

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