Determination of potential cellular proliferation in the odontogenic epithelia of the dental follicle of the asymptomatic impacted third molars


Cabbar F., Guler N., Comunoglu N. , Sencift K., Cologlu S.

JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.66, no.10, pp.2004-2011, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.joms.2008.06.011
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2004-2011

Abstract

Purpose: The aim of this study is to determine the proliferative potentials of dental follicles (DF) of radiographically asymptomatic impacted third molar teeth by using Ki-67 and mini-chromosome maintenance protein 2 (MCM-2) proliferation markers, and to discuss whether there is any necessity for the removal of all impacted third molars by detecting the potential of the developing cysts and tumors; of its DF.