Kaimenyi, J.T. Karongo, P. and Ocholla T.J. (1993). Radiological findings in edentulous Kenyan Patients. East African Medical Journal 70:179-181.

Citation:
T. PROFKAIMENYIJACOB. "Kaimenyi, J.T. Karongo, P. and Ocholla T.J. (1993). Radiological findings in edentulous Kenyan Patients. East African Medical Journal 70:179-181.". In: East African Medical Journal 70:179-181. African Meteorological Society; 1993.

Abstract:

Department of Dental Surgery, Dental School, College of Health Sciences, Nairobi. Seven hundred and seventy five files of edentulous patients seen at the Department of Dental Surgery, University of Nairobi were scrutinized for the presence or absence of routine radiographs prior to treatment. 180 (23.2%) had radiographs. 26% of the radiographs had 51 positive radiological findings. 17.3% were roots, 3.9% were unerupted teeth, 6.7% were radiopacities and 0.6% were radiolucencies. 52.9% of the radiological findings were in the mandible and 47.1% were in the maxilla. In the mandible, 44.4% of the radiological findings were in the anterior region and 55.6% were found posteriorly. 66.7% of the maxillary radiological findings were in the anterior region and 33.3% were found posteriorly. Since some of the positive radiological findings such as the retained roots and unerupted teeth might lead to infection, cysts or poor dentures fit, it is recommended that whenever possible, all edentulous patients be examined radiographically prior to treatment.

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