COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ALVEOLAR BONE RESORPTION BETWEEN MALE AND FEMALE PATIENT
by Marie Nishi
Abstract – Alveolar bone resorption (ABR) occurs when bone deconstruction takes place in the areas surrounding and supporting a tooth. Traditional diagnostic methods to determine ABR include assessment of clinical parameters and radiographs; however, the current diagnostic techniques lack the capability to predict and assess future ABR occurrence among individuals. Both male and female walk-in patients visiting a local Japanese hospital throughout March 2017 were selected for this study. For fair comparison, all samples were collected focused on the primary molar. Radiographs of the alveolar bone and tooth were taken for diagnostic purposes. From this study, it was established that the alveolar bone matrix is affected by both sex and age. More specifically, box plot analyses show that: alveolar bone matrix is affected by both sex and age; female and male alveolar bone development peaks at the 40s and 50s age group, respectively; female alveolar bone resorption start[s] at the 50s age group, and male alveolar bone resorption starts at the 60s age group.