What is it about?

Several studies have shown that the microbial composition of tonsilloliths and dental plaque-related pathologies such as dental caries and periodontal disease are similar. Based on this, this article radiographically determines whether there is a relationship between plaque-related pathologies and tonsilloliths.

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Why is it important?

Our findings show that subjects with tonsilloliths had more severe bone and tooth loss than those without. This result suggests that individuals at risk for tooth and periodontal bone loss may also be at risk for tonsilloliths, and thus, the formation of tonsilloliths can be prevented by dental treatments without the need for invasive medical treatments.


I think that this article will be useful for communication and multidisciplinary studies between dentists and otolaryngologists.

Ezgi Gurbuz

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This page is a summary of: Radiographic Detection of the Relationship between Tonsilloliths and Dental Plaque-Related Pathologies in a Series of Digital Panoramic Radiographs, Medical Principles and Practice, December 2021, Karger Publishers, DOI: 10.1159/000521687.
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