The current study was planned to see the correlation between changes in incisure depth of mandible on an orthopantomogram (OPG) with bone mineral density and whether or not it can be employed for screening and early detection of osteoporosis.
Incisure depth was studied by using software K-Pacs-Lite at zoom factor A-0.84.
The changes seen in incisure depth of mandible were a measure of both osteoporosis and age.
Multiple comparisons between subgroups of Group I showed a significant increase in the incisure depth between Pre A vs Pre B groups (pless than 0.04) at CI of 95% (Figure).
Multiple comparisons between subgroups of Group II showed highly significant increase in incisure depth between Post A vs Post- Post C, and Post B vs Post C (pless than 0.001 each) at CI of 95%.Intergroupcomparison between Group I and Group II showed a significant increase in incisure depth between Pre A vs Post A (p-=0.001) at CI of 95%.
Incisure depth (ID) was seen by researchers in 200517 and it was found to be increased in females without teeth.