Vertical angle variation of periapical radiograph for the diagnosis, planning and endodontic treatment.

V08N01 | 2018 | Original Article | Pages 34 to 40

Clovis Monteiro Bramante, Eduardo Khouri Diep, Alexandre Silva Bramante, Ivaldo Gomes De Moraes, Melissa Esther Rivera

Radiology, Endodontics, Radiography, Dental,

Objective: The aim of this study is to discuss the importance of the vertical angle variation of the periapical radiograph in some special situations in endodontics. Methods: Some references were consulted, in order to analyze the benefits of this technique in endodontics. Results: The vertical angle variation of the periapical radiograph, can be used in some situations in endodontics, such as the overlapping of the zygomatic arch on the root apex of upper molars, for visualizing thin root apexes, in cases of cross-sectional fractures and for avoiding the overlapping of the rubber dam clamps wings during rubber dam isolation in upper and lower molars. Also, it can be particularly useful for the detection of root canal obstructions located in the cervical third and short intraradicular posts in teeth with metallic crowns, where it is difficult to identify these details. Conclusions: The appropriate management of the vertical angle variation could help to resolve these cases.

Bramante CM, Diep EK, Bramante AS, Moraes IG, Rivera ME. Vertical angle variation of periapical radiograph for the diagnosis, planning and endodontic treatment.. Dental Press Endod. 2018 Jan-Apr;8(1):34-40. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14436/2358-2545.8.1.034-040.oar

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