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A review of oro-antral communications.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20591776     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Oro-antral communications are occasionally produced during routine oral surgery procedures and often cannot be avoided. Dentistry's emphasis on implantology means that defects in the maxillary sinus are encountered far more frequently than before; therefore, knowledge of the maxillary sinus is of the utmost importance. Unfortunately, many general dentists have not been trained to provide proper treatment to correct these defects. Swift diagnosis and subsequent treatment are vital to proper and successful management. This article reviews the literature and the anatomy of the maxillary sinus and discusses the diagnosis and conservative treatment of oro-antral communications.
Nathan C Parrish; Paul J Warden
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  General dentistry     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0363-6771     ISO Abbreviation:  Gen Dent     Publication Date:    2010 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-01     Completed Date:  2010-11-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610466     Medline TA:  Gen Dent     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  312-7     Citation Subset:  D    
US Army at Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Maxillary Sinus / pathology*
Oral Surgical Procedures / adverse effects*
Oroantral Fistula / etiology,  pathology,  prevention & control*,  therapy
Tooth Extraction / adverse effects*

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