An: 2012, Nr.4, Articol Nr. 14
ANATOMICAL CHANGES OF RESIDUAL ALVEOLAR RIDGE AS A RESULT OF OSTEOPOROSIS
Dorelia Lucia Calin - University of Medicine si Pharmacy ”Gr. T. Popa” Iasi, Discipline of Cariology and Restorative Odontotherapy
Mihaela Mitrea - University of Medicine si Pharmacy ”Gr. T. Popa” Iasi, Discipline of Anatomy
Cristina Sintea - University of Medicine si Pharmacy ”Gr. T. Popa” Iasi, Dental private office Dr. Bobocea Ana Maria, DDS, Constanta
ANATOMICAL CHANGES OF RESIDUAL ALVEOLAR RIDGE AS A RESULT OF OSTEOPOROSIS (Abstract): Osteoporosis is considered a metabolic bone disease and can progress slowly and silently over the decades. Postmenopause and osteoporosis due to aging are the most common primary forms of bone loss. Many postmenopausal women frequently presents at a dental clinic for the treatment of dental disease and periodontal disease than to a medical office specialized in the diagnosis of osteoporosis before the occurrence of fractures. The aim of the study is to assess the residual edentulous ridge resorption in the mandible for aged patients in order to detect the presence osteoporosis by clinical examination and analysis of panoramic radiographs. Edentulous residual ridge resorption affected all patients in the present study in various proportions according to the calculated resorption index. Panoramic radiographs play a vital role in identifying women with postmenopausal undetected osteoporosis.
Key words: OSTEOPOROSIS, ALVEOLAR RESORPTION, PANORAMIC RADIOGRAPHS