Clinical Oral Investigations

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List of Papers (Total 290)

Lithium disilicate posterior overlays: clinical and biomechanical features

ObjectivesThe aim of this study was to evaluate the survival rate of lithium disilicate overlays in increasing occlusal vertical dimension (OVD) in the setting of minimally invasive techniques and the restoration thicknesses at different tooth sites.Materials and methodsThis is an observational study evaluating 43 lithium disilicate overlays (Lithium IPS e.max Press, Ivoclar...

CSF-1 and IL-34 levels in peri-implant crevicular fluid and saliva from patients having peri-implant diseases

ObjectiveColony-stimulating factor (CSF)-1 and interleukin (IL)-34 are growth factors that regulate myeloid cell functions and support osteoclastogenesis. CSF-1 and IL-34 levels in peri-implant diseases are yet unknown. This study evaluated CSF-1, IL-34, and IL-1β levels in saliva and peri-implant crevicular fluid (PICF) from patients having mucositis or peri-implantitis, as well...

Apical periodontitis as potential source of infection in patients with lymphoma treated with chemotherapy

ObjectivesTo investigate signs of infection and infection-related complications of apical periodontitis (AP) in patients who underwent chemotherapy for lymphoma.Materials and methodsData were collected retrospectively from the dental and medical records of patients receiving chemotherapy for lymphoma. Based on the findings from a dental evaluation made in conjunction with...

Effect of experimental temporomandibular disorder pain on sleep bruxism: a pilot study in males

ObjectivesSleep bruxism (SB) is considered to play an important role in the provocation of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) pain. However, clinical studies investigating this relation yielded contradictory results. These contradictory results can, at least in part, be explained by a possible influence of TMD pain on SB activity. The aim of this experimental study was to assess...

The outcome of a temporomandibular joint compression test for the diagnosis of arthralgia is confounded by concurrent myalgia

ObjectivePain in the orofacial region may originate from different structures, and one challenge for the clinician is to determine the primary origin of pain reported by the patient. In clinical practice, it is important to discriminate between a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain disorder and jaw muscle pain; therefore, tests that are proposed for such purposes warrant...

Differences between palpation and static/dynamic tests to diagnose painful temporomandibular disorders in patients with Lyme disease

ObjectivesThe aim was to determine the frequency of Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD)-based pain diagnoses and dynamic/static tests-based pain diagnoses, and to assess the agreement of palpation tests with static/dynamic tests.Materials and methodsEighty-six (N = 86) adult patients with Lyme disease (mean age 57.0 ± 14.3 years; male/female...

Comparison of compression screws used for mandible head fracture treatment—experimental study

ObjectivesCompression screws that can fix a fracture of the condylar head of the mandible are available. Although typical titanium lag screws are generally used, a series of headless screws have been designed for this purpose. The “headless” advantage derived from the complete submergence of the screw in the bone after fixation is the lack of irritation of the lateral ligament of...

Dental treatment under general anesthesia in adults with special needs at the University Hospital of Dental Prosthetics and Restorative Dentistry of Innsbruck, Austria: a retrospective study of 12 years

ObjectivesSpecial needs patients are prone to insufficient oral care and subsequent caries or periodontitis. The aim of this retrospective study was the assessment of demand for restorative therapy and tooth extractions under general anesthesia in adults with intellectual and/or physical disablement (IPD) or psychiatric disorders (PDs) with inherent dentist phobia at the...

Characterization of circulating DNA in plasma of patients after allogeneic bone grafting

ObjectivesCell-free DNA (cfDNA) harboring mutations has been found in patients with diseases. Experimental studies have shown that cfDNA can be transmitted, leading to transformations in the host. In the present study, we evaluated whether bone allograft material contains cfDNA and whether this foreign cfDNA can be released into the patient’s blood circulation.Materials and...

External root resorption in maxillary and mandibular second molars associated with impacted third molars: a cone-beam computed tomographic study

ObjectiveTo separately investigate the prevalence and risk factors of external root resorption (ERR) in maxillary and mandibular second molars (M2s) adjacent to impacted third molars (M3s).Materials and methodsCBCT scans involving 184 maxillary and 323 mandibular impacted M3s were included. Age, gender, the impaction status of M3, the presence, severity, and location of ERR in M2...

Impact of type of tooth on outcome of non-surgical root canal treatment

ObjectivesWe assessed the impact of type of tooth on the outcome of root canal treatment (RCT) according to factors potentially weakening the prognosis such as preoperative apical periodontitis (AP) and treatment modality (primary or secondary RCT).Materials and methodsWe scrutinized patient documents including pre- and postoperative radiographs of 640 permanent teeth receiving...

Calculation of postoperative bone healing of cystic lesions of the jaw—a retrospective study

ObjectivesThere is a long history of studies into cystic lesions of the jaws. However, there is little data on postoperative bone regeneration. The aim of the study was to calculate the size of the residual bone lesions after cystostomies and cystectomies to predict the postoperative bone healing.Material and methodsThis retrospective study focused on patients undergoing...

Comparison of the hospitalization period after microvascular reconstruction flap in trismus patients: free anterolateral thigh flap versus free forearm flap

ObjectivesThe primary strategy for treating oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is therapeutic resection, with the trismus resection defect reconstructed via free flap. The most popular free flaps include the radial forearm free flap (RFFF) and anterolateral thigh free flap (ALT). This study investigated the relationships between the hospitalization period and a variety of...

Dental malocclusions are not just about small and weak bones: assessing the morphology of the mandible with cross-section analysis and geometric morphometrics

ObjectivesDental malocclusions in modern populations would be the result of small and weak jaws developing under low masticatory loads. We assess the validity of this by characterising the external and internal morphology of mandibles affected by class II and III malocclusions and comparing them with those from individuals with different masticatory load patterns.Materials and...

Psychological symptoms and self-image of patients with complaints attributed to dental restorative materials

ObjectivesThe aim was to study self-image and the level of psychological symptoms in patients with symptoms attributed to their dental restorative materials.Materials and methodsA questionnaire containing questions regarding dental and medical history was answered by 257 participants, one group with local oral symptoms only (LSO), and one group with multi-symptoms (M-S). A...

A non-interventional multicenter study to document the implants success and survival rates in daily dental practices of the CONELOG screw-line implant

ObjectiveThis multicenter prospective non-interventional study evaluated the success and survival of the CONELOG implants inserted according to the standard protocol with one- or two-step surgery in daily practice three years after loading. Changes of soft tissue and bone level over time, esthetical outcome, and patient satisfaction were assessed.Materials and methodsThe study...

Dental radiographic findings in 18 individuals with SATB2-associated syndrome

ObjectiveTo characterize the radiographic dental phenotype of individuals with SATB2-associated syndrome (SAS).Materials and methodsParticipants were evaluated by a multidisciplinary team during a concurrent clinic conducted during the 1st international SAS family meeting held in 2017 at a single institution. Whenever possible, panoramic and/or periapical radiographs were...