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Cone-beam computed tomography evaluation of maxillary sinusitis
14th International Conference on Dental Health
September 14-16, 2016 Philadelphia, USA

Bouguezzi Adel, Chokri Abdellatif, Hentati Hajer, Sioud Sameh and Selmi Jamil

University Dental Clinic of Monastir, Tunisia

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Dentistry


Dental pain originating from the maxillary sinuses can pose a diagnostic problem. Periapical lesion development eliciting inflammatory changes in the mucosal lining can cause the development of a sinusitis. The purpose of this paper was to describe the radiographic characteristics of odontogenic maxillary sinusitis as seen on cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans and to determine whether any tooth or any tooth root was more frequently associated with this disease. CBCT scans previously identified as showing maxillary sinus pathosis were examined for sinusitis of odontogenic origin in both maxillary sinuses. Maxillary sinusitis instances with possible odontogenic origin were detected. Of these, sinusitis occurrences were from odontogenic and nonodontogenic causes. Changes in the maxillary sinuses appear associated with periapical pathology in greater than 50% of the cases. Maxillary first or second molar teeth are most often involved and individual or multiple roots may be implicated in the sinusitis. The use of CBCT scans can provide the identification of changes in the maxillary sinus and potential causes of the sinusitis.

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