International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2020, Vol. 6 Issue 3, Part F
An in-vivo comparison of X-ray film and CBCT in the diagnosis of proximal caries in deciduous teeth
AUTHOR(S): Niveen Zawaheri and Mohamad Ziad Sultan
ABSTRACT:The aim of this study:
Compare film x-ray and CBCT radiographs clinically in the diagnosis of proximal caries in deciduous teeth.
Materials and Methods: Samples consist of (20) primary teeth affected by proximal caries. After taking radiographic images of the samples according to their radiographic groups, subsequent clinical caries excavation is done, and the resulting depth is measured using a Vernier caliper.
Results: The clinical study concluded superiority of x-ray film over CBCT imaging in detecting proximal carious lesion depth; whereas, both radiographic methods were effective in the diagnosis of proximal caries.
Conclusions: X-ray film radiograph is more successful and reliable than CBCT radiography in the clinical detection of proximal caries depth in deciduous teeth; we do not recommend the use of CBCT in children's in order to detect proximal caries only. The importance of using x-ray radiographs for proximal caries diagnosis.
Pages: 393-397 | 557 Views 13 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Niveen Zawaheri, Mohamad Ziad Sultan. An in-vivo comparison of X-ray film and CBCT in the diagnosis of proximal caries in deciduous teeth. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2020;6(3):393-397.