The Open Dentistry Journal

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Antrum Approach Planning for Removal of Impacted Tooth Using Cone-Beam Computed Tomography

Allex Morelli Heiderich de Mattos 1, *, Christiano Sampaio Queiroz 1, Pablo Leal Teixeira Santos 1, Adriana Borges de Oliviera 1, Camila Oliveira 1, Paulo Sérgio Flores Campos 4
1 School of Dentistry, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, BA, Brazil
4 Department of Propedeutics and Integrated Clinic, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Bahia, BA, Brazil


Due to the great number of structures in the maxillofacial region, cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is an important procedure in presurgical planning for removal of impacted teeth. Most of the information provided by this imaging technique cannot be visualized in conventional radiographs. In addition, CBCT reduces patient exposure to radiation in comparison with helical computed tomography and provides dental practitioners with easy access. We report the clinical case of a patient who underwent a surgical procedure for removal of an impacted maxillary premolar. CBCT-assisted presurgical treatment was used, enabling a more conservative surgical access, a less traumatic and less time consuming procedure than conventional surgical intervention.

Keywords: Cone-beam computed tomography, impacted teeth, surgical planning, imaging diagnosis.

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Year: 2012
Volume: 6
First Page: 90
Last Page: 93
Publisher Id: TODENTJ-6-90
DOI: 10.2174/1874210601206010090

Article History:

Received Date: 3/3/2012
Revision Received Date: 20/3/2012
Acceptance Date: 20/3/2012
Electronic publication date: 1/6/2012
Collection year: 2012

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