Table 2: Correlation between panoramic and 3D digital radiographic findings.

Panoramic findings No. of teeth Direct contact in 3D images p value
INT 177 136 < 0.005
INT + DAR 56 55 < 0.005
INT + DI 13 13 0.091
INT + NA 4 4 0.486
INT + DAR + DI 4 4 0.486
INT + DAR + NA 1 1 0.836
INT + DAR + DI + NA 1 1 0.836

(INT, interruption of mandibular canal; DAR, darkening of third molar root; DI, diversion of mandibular canal; NA, narrowing of third molar root).

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