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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 11  |  Page : 590

Maxillary sinus and mandibular canal location

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya University, Deralakatte, Nithyanandanagar Post, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Date of Web Publication9-Nov-2012

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Prasanna Kumar Rao
Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya University, Nithyananda Nagar Post, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/1947-2714.103324

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Rao PK. Maxillary sinus and mandibular canal location. North Am J Med Sci 2012;4:590

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Rao PK. Maxillary sinus and mandibular canal location. North Am J Med Sci [serial online] 2012 [cited 2023 Feb 7];4:590. Available from: https://www.najms.org/text.asp?2012/4/11/590/103324

Dental implants have taken over the role of third dentition in recent times. The success of dental implants depends on the accurate placement of these implants. Key structures for an implantologist are the maxillary sinus and the mandibular canal. Shahin and coworkers [1] have carried out an innovative study with regard to the position of the maxillary sinus and mandibular canal, using a linear tomographic radiograph. They have studied the radiographic distance of maxillary sinus floor and mandibular canal to the alveolar crest and correlated it with the stature of individuals in a specific South Indian population. Some professional organizations have set up their own recommendations for clinical and radiographic pre-implant evaluation. [2],[3],[4] Linear tomography was used to evaluate the position of important anatomical structures. When used with a panoramic view, linear tomography allows the clinician to determine the implant placement site in all three planes. [5] A study using linear tomography was also carried out in the Indian population. [6] The fact that makes this study interesting is the associated radiographic features with stature. As stated in the conclusion of the study, a larger sample size would be more conclusive and useful.

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1.Shahin KA, Chatra L, Shenai P. Stature estimating the location of maxillary sinus and mandibular canal. N Am J Med Sci 2012;4:586-9.  Back to cited text no. 1
2.Pendlebury ME, Horner K, Eaton KA. Selection criteria for dental radiography. London: Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK); 2004.  Back to cited text no. 2
3.Tyndall AA, Brooks SL. Selection criteria for dental implant site imaging: A position of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2002;89:630-7.  Back to cited text no. 3
4.Hu KS, Choi Y, Lee WJ, Kim HJ, Jung UW, Kim S. Reliability of two different presurgical preparation methods for implant dentistry based on panoramic radiography and cone-beam computed tomography in cadavers. J Periodontal Implant Sci 2012;42:39-44.  Back to cited text no. 4
5.Silverstein LH, Melkonian RW, Kurtzman D, Garnick JJ, Lefkove MD, DDS Linear tomography in conjunction with pantomography in the assessment of dental implant recipient sites. J Oral Implantol 1994;20:111-7.  Back to cited text no. 5
6.Kanmani R, Daniel JM. Diagnostic efficacy of cross-sectional digital transtomography in post-operative implant assessment. Eur J Dent 2011;1:32-5.  Back to cited text no. 6


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