Detection of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Intensity in Asymptomatic Fully Impacted Lower Third Molar Follicles of Smoking and Nonsmoking Patients


Ozarslan S. K. , BAYKUL T. , Basak K., KOÇER G. , Tuzum S.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.24, no.2, pp.435-438, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0b013e31828014b2
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.435-438

Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study was to determine whether smoking causes pathological changes, comparing intensity of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) expression in smokers' and nonsmokers' pericoronal follicles located around asymptomatic impacted lower third molars.