Role of Panoramic Radiographs in the Detection of Osteoporosis
Swapnil Parlani*, Preeti Nair, Surender Agrawal, Rajkiran Chitumalla, Gaurav Beohar, Utkarsh Katar
Department of Prosthodontics, Peoples College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Swapnil Parlani
Department of Prosthodontics
Peoples College of Dental
Sciences and Research Centre
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: February 01, 2014; Accepted Date: February 22, 2014; Published Date: February 28, 2014
Citation: Parlani S, Nair P, Agrawal S, Chitumalla R, Beohar G et al. (2014) Role of Panoramic Radiographs in the Detection of Osteoporosis. J Oral Hyg Health 2:121. doi: 10.4172/2332-0702.1000121
Copyright: © 2014 Parlani S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
A study was conducted with 110 subjects to determine whether panoramic-based indices, mandibular cortical thickness (MCT) and Panoramic mandibular index (PMI) could be used as a diagnostic tool to differentiate normal from osteoporotic patient. Both the indices correlated significantly with bone mineral density. It was concluded that using MCT was simple with no calculations. The findings on an OPG will definitely help the dentists to identify patients with undetected low BMD and refer them to medical professionals for bone densitometry. This will help a dentist to plan the treatment accordingly for removable, fixed partial denture or implants.