Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal (Internet)
versión On-line ISSN 1698-6946
RODRIGUEZ GUTIERREZ, Carlos y RODRIGUEZ GOMEZ, Enrique. Positional vertigo afterwards maxillary dental implant surgery with bone regeneration. Med. oral patol. oral cir.bucal (Internet) [online]. 2007, vol.12, n.2, pp.151-153. ISSN 1698-6946.
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common form of vertigo. It is caused by loose otoconia from the utricle which, in certain positions, displaced the cupula of the posterior semicircular canal. BPPV most often is a result of aging. It also can occur after a blow to the head. Less common causes include a prolonged positioning on the back (supine) during some surgical procedures. Additionally one can include in this ethiopathogenesis the positioning required during the maxillary dental implant surgery with bone regeneration related to a forced head positioning and inner ear trauma induced by dental turbine noise working in the maxillary bone. Two cases of patients who suffered BPPV after undergoing maxillary dental implant with bone regeneration procedures are reported. Diagnosis and treatment are also described.
Palabras clave : Positional vertigo; maxillary dental implant; bone regeneration.