Title:
Paranasal sinus complications caused by dental implants and complementary procedures
Authors:
N . Segal*, I. Woldenberg** and M. Puterman*
Institutions:
*Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel; **Maxillofacial Surgery Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Keywords:
Dental implants; paranasal sinuses; sinusitis
Pages:
153 - 157
Abstract:
Paranasal sinus complications caused by dental implants and complementary procedures. Objective: To describe the paranasal complications that may occur after dental implantation. Study design: A literature search was performed in order to review currently available information about the complica- tions of dental implantations and complementary procedures. Results: The use of dental implants has gained great popularity due to their convenience, natural look, and better speech and chewing efficiency, as well as their potential to slow and even stop jawbone atrophy. Nevertheless, an increasing number of publications have drawn attention to the possible complications of the procedure for the paranasal sinuses. Both short-term and long-term complications have been described that should be familiar to otolaryngologists. Conclusions: Although the procedure is performed by dentists, dental implantations may also have a major impact on the paranasal sinuses. Complications may necessitate the knowledge and cooperation of both dentists and otolaryngolo- gists.
Issue:
Vol. 5, 2009, 3rd trimester


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Paranasal sinus complications caused by dental implants and complementary procedures