Accession Number : ADA296339

Title :   Blood Flow in Human Teeth Using Laser Doppler Flowmetry; Evaluation of Repeatability, Environmental Influences and Lefort Surgery.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Anderson, Kimsey K.

PDF Url : ADA296339

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : As more adult patients seek orthodontic care, orthoganthic surgery is included in the treatment plan. As the incidence of surgical procedures increases the interest in the relationship between the surgical procedure and sequelea becomes more defined. The morbidity of any surgical procedure is directly effected by the vascular perfusion of the surgical tissues. When the primary blood supply to the dental pulp is injured or interrupted, collateral circulation does not ensure sufficient perfusion to the pulpal tissues in order to avoid subsequent degenerative pulpal changes (Zisser et al., 1982). Since vitality of the pulp is dependent upon an adequate blood supply, it has been suggested that loss of tooth vitality may be one of the most sensitive indicators of decreased perfusion following maxillary orthoganthic surgery (Lanigan et al., 1990).

Descriptors :   *DOPPLER SYSTEMS, *TEETH, HUMANS, LASERS, FLOWMETERS, BLOOD CIRCULATION.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE