Assessing pulp stones by cone-beam computed tomography

Assessing pulp stones by cone-beam computed tomography Objectives The aim of this study was to evaluate the occur- teeth showing the highest prevalence. The presence of resto- rence of pulp stones by cone-beam computed tomography rations increased the chance of occurrence of these calcifica- (CBCT) and to correlate their prevalence with patient’sgen- tions, specifically in maxillary teeth. Clinical relevance CBCT provides accurate anatomical de- der, location of tooth (right or left of maxillary or mandibular arch), group of teeth, and restorations. tails in three dimensions, offering the possibility to view an Materials and methods CBCT images of 382 patients ran- individual tooth in axial, sagittal, and coronal views. This domly selected from the database of the University Oral study performed an investigation of the occurrence of pulp Radiology Department were retrospectively examined. A total stones by CBCT. of 2833 tooth images obtained using the i-CAT 3D Imaging System were evaluated. Image analysis was performed with Keywords Clinical study Cone-beam computed . . . the i-CAT software, and all teeth were evaluated in sagittal, tomography Dental pulp calcification Pulp stones axial, and coronal views. All the measurements were subject- Prevalence ed to chi square test, odds ratio, and Fisher’s exact tests (p <0.05). Results The prevalence of Clinical Oral Investigations Springer Journals

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