Management of Calcified Canal with the Aid of Cone Beam Computer Tomography

Pallippurath, Girish and Thomas, Manuel S and *, Rayapudi Phani Mohan (2015) Management of Calcified Canal with the Aid of Cone Beam Computer Tomography. British Biomedical Bulletin, 3 (2). pp. 159-165. ISSN 2347-5447

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Trauma to teeth can lead to deposition of hard tissue within the root canal space. This is referred to as calcific metamorphosis (CM). It is clinically manifested as loss of translucency and yellowish appearance of the tooth. Clinicians are frequently in a dilemma as to whether to treat these teeth non-surgically or surgically. The use of conventional radiographs often do not give a clear picture of the actual root canal anatomy because of its inherent limitations. Thus in cases of CM, cone beam computer tomography (CBCT) can aid in evaluating the extent and nature of calcification, depth of calcification and can guide the clinician to access the patent portion of the canal. Moreover, on the bases of the information received from the CBCT scan, clinician can decide whether to go for a non-surgical or surgical treatment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Calcific metamorphosis, Cone beam computer tomography (CBCT), Internal bleaching.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Conservative Dentistry
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2015 07:39
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2015 07:39

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