Accession Number : ADA296765

Title :   Alveolar Bone as a Function of Age and Periodontal Disease: Histomorphometric Analysis in the Baboon.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Messenger Ness, Kay L.

PDF Url : ADA296765

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : Age-related changes in alveolar bone have been investigated, yet well-documented histomorphometric studies in alveolar bone are lacking (1) Reported observations of human alveolar bone changes with age (2) include diminished vascularity due to diffuse calcification of nutrient canals (3) increasing number of interstitial lamellae with fewer cells in the osteogenic layer (4) decreased trabeculation and osteoporosis (5) Difficulty lies in distinguishing between those changes induced by disease and those resulting from the normal, physiologic effects of senescence (6) Beyond qualitative assessment, definitive data regarding age-associated changes in alveolar bone density, cell populations and activity are limited or unavailable. Quantitative Histomorphometric Analysis (QHA) is a precise and valuable tool which utilizes biopsy of bone tissue for evaluation of disturbances in osseous remodeling.

Descriptors :   *DISEASES, *ALVEOLAR BONE, DENSITY, TISSUES(BIOLOGY), LAYERS, AGING(PHYSIOLOGY), NUTRIENTS, PRECISION, PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS, HUMAN BODY, DIFFUSION, CELLS(BIOLOGY), DENTISTRY, CANALS, CALCIFICATION, BIOPSY, BONES, OSTEOGENESIS.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE