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Accuracy of Cone-beam Computed Tomography and Periapical Radiography in Endodontically Treated Teeth Evaluation: A Five-Year Retrospective Study.

Saidi A, Naaman A, Zogheib C - J Int Oral Health (2015)

Bottom Line: The prevalence of lesions was significantly higher with CBCT (34.8%), whereas for digital radiography (13.8%).As for the clinical success, the rate was 82.5%.Within the limitations of the present study, CBCT was more reliable in detecting periapical lesions compared with digital periapical radiographs.

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Affiliation: Resident, Department of Endodontics, St. Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon.

ABSTRACT

Background: This study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of two imaging methods in detecting the apical pathology in endodontically treated teeth.

Material and methods: A clinical examination from a sample of 156 teeth of patients treated by students of masters in endodontics at the Care Center of the Faculty of Dentistry at St. Joseph University, Beirut was done after 5 years of follow-up. Periradicular digital radiographs and a cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT)scans were taken and analyzed statistically using both the Exact Fisher tests and McNemar tests.

Results: The prevalence of lesions was significantly higher with CBCT (34.8%), whereas for digital radiography (13.8%). The CBCT was revealed more precise to identify periapical lesions. As for the clinical success, the rate was 82.5%.

Conclusion: Within the limitations of the present study, CBCT was more reliable in detecting periapical lesions compared with digital periapical radiographs.

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Digital periapical radiography of a mandibular molar showing a normal periapical aspect and cone-beam computed tomography image of the same tooth revealing the presence of periapical radiolucency.
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Figure 4: Digital periapical radiography of a mandibular molar showing a normal periapical aspect and cone-beam computed tomography image of the same tooth revealing the presence of periapical radiolucency.

Mentions: There was a significant difference between the presence of the lesion and the location of the tooth (P < 0.0001). In molar teeth, CBCT identified a higher number of lesions (41,7%) than the digital periapical radiograph (25%) (Table 1, Figures 1 and 2).


Accuracy of Cone-beam Computed Tomography and Periapical Radiography in Endodontically Treated Teeth Evaluation: A Five-Year Retrospective Study.

Saidi A, Naaman A, Zogheib C - J Int Oral Health (2015)

Digital periapical radiography of a mandibular molar showing a normal periapical aspect and cone-beam computed tomography image of the same tooth revealing the presence of periapical radiolucency.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 4: Digital periapical radiography of a mandibular molar showing a normal periapical aspect and cone-beam computed tomography image of the same tooth revealing the presence of periapical radiolucency.
Mentions: There was a significant difference between the presence of the lesion and the location of the tooth (P < 0.0001). In molar teeth, CBCT identified a higher number of lesions (41,7%) than the digital periapical radiograph (25%) (Table 1, Figures 1 and 2).

Bottom Line: The prevalence of lesions was significantly higher with CBCT (34.8%), whereas for digital radiography (13.8%).As for the clinical success, the rate was 82.5%.Within the limitations of the present study, CBCT was more reliable in detecting periapical lesions compared with digital periapical radiographs.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Resident, Department of Endodontics, St. Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon.

ABSTRACT

Background: This study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of two imaging methods in detecting the apical pathology in endodontically treated teeth.

Material and methods: A clinical examination from a sample of 156 teeth of patients treated by students of masters in endodontics at the Care Center of the Faculty of Dentistry at St. Joseph University, Beirut was done after 5 years of follow-up. Periradicular digital radiographs and a cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT)scans were taken and analyzed statistically using both the Exact Fisher tests and McNemar tests.

Results: The prevalence of lesions was significantly higher with CBCT (34.8%), whereas for digital radiography (13.8%). The CBCT was revealed more precise to identify periapical lesions. As for the clinical success, the rate was 82.5%.

Conclusion: Within the limitations of the present study, CBCT was more reliable in detecting periapical lesions compared with digital periapical radiographs.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus