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Article Number - A8D0AD648346


Vol.6(7), pp. 70-76 , November 2014
DOI: 10.5897/JDOH2014.0119
ISSN: 2141-2472



Case Report

Anatomy of the periodontium: A biological basis for radiographic evaluation of periradicular pathology



I. U. Madukwe
  • I. U. Madukwe
  • Department of Oral Surgery and Pathology, Faculty of Dentistry, College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin, Edo State, Nigeria.
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 Received: 02 June 2014  Accepted: 08 October 2014  Published: 30 November 2014

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The periodontium surrounds and supports the teeth and consists of four major components; gingiva, periodontal ligaments, cementum/dentin, and alveolar bone/lamina dura, with collective function of keeping the tooth in position despite varying changes and responses during mastication. A near-normal radiograph of periradicular tissues was used as the basis for evaluation of some common periradicular radiographic pathologies. Apical periodontitis was 70 (58.33%), alveolar abscess 32 (26.66%), and apical granulomas 15 (12.50%). A background anatomy of the periodontium is advocated as a precondition for accurate evaluation of periradicular pathologies.

 

Key words: Periodontium, periradicular, pathology.

 

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APA Madukwe, I.U. (2014). Anatomy of the periodontium: A biological basis for radiographic evaluation of periradicular pathology. Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene , 6(7), 70-76.
Chicago I. U. Madukwe. "Anatomy of the periodontium: A biological basis for radiographic evaluation of periradicular pathology." Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene 6, no. 7 (2014): 70-76.
MLA I. U. Madukwe. "Anatomy of the periodontium: A biological basis for radiographic evaluation of periradicular pathology." Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene 6.7 (2014): 70-76.
   
DOI 10.5897/JDOH2014.0119
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/JDOH/article-abstract/A8D0AD648346

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