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

Case Report,Cone-beam computed tomography, Periapical periodontitis, Endodontics,

V03N02 | 2013 | Case Report | Pages 75 to 79

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

Cone-beam computed tomography, Periapical periodontitis, Endodontics,

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.

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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