OJMI  Vol.3 No.2 , June 2013
The Relationship between Dental Indentation and Maxillary Sinusitis
Abstract: Purpose: To determine the relationship between the dental root indentation and maxillary sinusitis. Methods: We assessed the records of the patients who underwent paranasal sinus computed tomography imaging for suspected sinusitis. Results: We identified a total of 52 patients with a pre-diagnosis of maxillary sinusitis. Dental indentation was detected in 58 of 104 (55.7%) sinuses. Forty six of 58 sinuses (79.3%) with dental indentation had mucosal thickening higher than 2 mm. The difference between the groups was statistically significant (p = 0.007). Conclusion: Dental indentation should be kept in mind as a reason for chronic maxillary sinus inflammation, if an underlying cause cannot be identified.
Cite this paper: D. Yildirim, M. Eroglu, M. Salihoglu, A. Yildirim, H. Karagoz and M. Erkan, "The Relationship between Dental Indentation and Maxillary Sinusitis," Open Journal of Medical Imaging, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2013, pp. 65-68. doi: 10.4236/ojmi.2013.32009.

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