Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Radiology. 2014, 2(2), 17-20DOI:
Abstract: Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of condensing osteitis lesions in Eastern Anatolian Turkish population. About condensing osteitis lesions, these were evaluated; sex, localization, side, age, shape and status of involved teeth (caries, restoration etc.). Methods: This retrospective study was carried out using panoramic radiographs of 962 patients who came to for some dental problems to Inonu University Faculty of Dentistry. Status of involved teeth (caries, restoration etc.), sex, age, shape, localization and side were evaluated. Results: The evaluated of 962 patients, 539 female and 423 were male. 29 condensing osteitis lesions were found in 26 patients; 7 males and 19 females had once or two condensing osteitis lesion in apical or interradiculer area detected by radiographic evaluation. Most condensing osteitis lesion were in the mandibular molar region 82,8%; mandibular first molar (n=21) was the most frequent condensing osteitis involved tooth (72,4%). Of these 29 condensing osteitis lesions, 15 (51,7%) were detected in the teeth that involved deep caries. Conclusion: Condensing osteitis lesions had a prevalence of 2.7%, with mandibular molar region was the most included region. Deep cariesly teeth were the most common related to COL and mandibular first molars were the most involved teeth in the Eastern Anatolian Turkish population.