2019, Vol. 5 Issue 4, Part A
Fidelity of orthopantamograms and CBCT in predicting position of impacted canines
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Aishwarya Ramkumar, Dr. Raghunath N, Dr. Munaif V, Dr. Naveen Chandran and Dr. Sanjeed Kabeer
The maxillary canine is the most frequently impacted teeth second to third molars. The canines are not only of high aesthetic value but also play an important role in guiding occlusion and maintaining the smile line. The most commonly used diagnostic aids for diagnosing the position of the impacted canines are IOPAR and orthopantomograms. The advent of CBCT has not only made diagnosis more predictable but it is also a more reliable technique.
The final therapeutic decision (canine extraction or orthodontic traction; type and timing of orthodontic traction) could be a quandary for both the patient and the orthodontist, and in these cases treatment duration and difficulty degree are factors of crucial importance to consider for this reason, several authors tried to elaborate different methods to estimate them, utilizing radiographic images such as OPG, occlusal films, periapical radiographs, and lateral cephalograms.
The aim of this study was to correlate the position of impacted maxillary canines on panoramic radiography with cone beam CT (CBCT) and analyse the labio-palatal position of canines and root resorption of permanent incisors in CBCT according to the mesiodistal position of canines on panoramic radiographs.
The labiopalatal position of the impacted canines and root resorption of permanent incisors were evaluated with CBCT. The sector location on panoramic radiographs was compared with the labiopalatal position of impacted maxillary canines on CBCT.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Aishwarya Ramkumar, Dr. Raghunath N, Dr. Munaif V, Dr. Naveen Chandran, Dr. Sanjeed Kabeer. Fidelity of orthopantamograms and CBCT in predicting position of impacted canines. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2019;5(4):38-41.