In Black's "Special Dental Pathology," under the heading of chronic osteitis of the maxillae, it is stated that the number of cases of chronic osteitis which have occurred about the roots of upper lateral incisors have each year attracted the attention of the oral surgery department of Northwestern University. Black then gives several reasons why the pulp of the superior lateral incisors is more liable to be destroyed than that of any of the remaining superior teeth. His observations regarding the frequency of chronic osteitis occurring about the roots of superior lateral incisors are equally true of the frequency of radicular cyst formations of infective origin in this particular region. But he does not explain why chronic osteitis or extensive cyst formations involving the antrum and nasal fossae very rarely originate from abscessed centrals, cuspids and bicuspids. Nor does he record any differences in the extent of the bone destruction
MacMILLAN HW. DEVELOPMENT AND CORRECTION OF EXTENSIVE CYSTS OF THE MAXILLAE: ANATOMIC AND PROSTHETIC FACTORS. JAMA. 1922;79(21):1743–1746. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640210013003
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