The importance of the use of computed tomography in diagnosis and in endodontic planning: a case report

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Edition V03N02 | Year 2013 | Editorial Case Report | Pages 75 to 79

Renato Piai Pereira, João Milton Rocha Gusmão, Rogério Vieira Silva, David Costa Moreira

Objective: The aim of this study was to report a case of an endodontic re-treatment in a patient submitted to orthognathic surgery, using computed tomography to aid the diagnosis and treatment plan.
Methods: The patient was referred for endodontic evaluation of anterior teeth with a history of orthognathic surgery on the maxilla and rigid internal fixation with miniplates for osteosynthesis in the region close to the dental apexes.
Results: A three-dimensional evaluation of the region demonstrated periapical lesion of the left central incisor. The endodontic re-treatment resulted in remission of symptoms and regression of periapical bone rarefaction.
Conclusion: The use of computed tomography was essential to the resolution of this case, what was proved with bone neoformation.

Cone-beam computed tomography, Periapical periodontitis, Endodontics,

Pereira RP, Gusmão JMR, Silva RV, Moreira DC. The importance of the use of computed tomography in diagnosis and in endodontic planning: a case report. Dental Press Endod. 2013 May-Aug;3(2):75-9.

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