Does Orthopantomograph Helps In Evaluating Bone Density After Placement Of Demineralized Dentin Graft?
Orthopantomograph Helps In Evaluating Bone Density
Background: Subsequent to tooth extraction a physiological phenomenon takes place with alveolar resorption and results in decreasing ridge volume and ridge contours. Therefore, preservation of 3-dimensional alveolar bone contour is mandatory with placement of graft and follow-up is essential to authenticate the subsequent formation of bone within the socket. Aim and Objective: The aim of this paper was to discuss a technique in detail for radiographic evaluation of bone formation by measuring bone density of autogenous dentin demineralized (Auto DDM) graft prepared for alveolar bone grafting immediately after dental extractions and review the literature on “Bone Density and Demineralised Dentin Graft” online PubMed database. Material And Methods: A systematic search of the literature was carried out relevant to oral and maxillofacial surgery in online data-base of the United States National Library of Medicine. Evaluation of bone density was refined with the help of standardized digital radiographs, Orthopantomograph (OPG), at immediate after extraction and placement of DDM graft, 1 month, 3months, and 6 months follow-up. Result: OPG showed favorable bony healing with excellent bone formation, which can be appreciated on measuring bone densities. Conclusion: We conclude that the availability of DDM grafts would have a strong positive effect on the clinical use of the tooth as a bone graft material in oral surgery. Further studies should be performed to confirm the osteogenic effects and biological safety of this DDM graft material. [Dhuvad J Natl J Integr Res Med, 2019; 10(6):79-84]
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