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ALMEIDA-BARROS, Renata Quirino de et al. Early diagnosis of atheromas by routine dentistry radiographic examinations: recent considerations and findings. Odontol. Clín.-Cient. (Online) [online]. 2011, vol.10, n.2, pp. 129-131. ISSN 1677-3888.

Strokes are frequent syndromes in occidental society, where 50% of deaths among older people are stroke associated. Presence of carotidic atheromas increases its prevalence index. Otherwise, early diagnosis of atheromas can significantly contribute to reduction of strokes. Modern dentistry routine needs more and more image examination such as panoramic radiographs and facial tomographic examination, that can show, even unwanted, presence of carotidic atheroma. Thus it was realized a non systematic review in Portuguese and English languages in PubMed, BBO, LILACS, MEDLINE and SciELO database, searching articles published between 1994 and 2009, using as keywords "Atheroma", "Stroke" and "Panoramic". On this review, authors emphasize that panoramic radiographs and tomographs daily solicited by dentist can accuse early presence of carotidic atheromas. So, this exams can help to prevent or treat early serious arteryopaties in moments of absence of symptomatology. Then, divulgation among dentists of possibility of early atheromas' diagnosis by routine dentistry image examination and comes together to holistic dentistry.

Palavras-chave : Atheroma; Stroke; Radiography; Panoramic radiography; Dental carotid artery diseaser; Radiography.

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