Tag Archives: CBCT

CBCT vertical root fracture

CBCT vertical root fracture

Using a CBCT to find a vertical root fracture A tooth with a vertical fracture will often cause diffuse pain around the tooth that is difficult or impossible for the patient or doctor to accurately identify.  It can make several teeth in the area sore and although the patient can point to a general area, […]

Calcified carotid atheroma (calcified carotid artery plaque) AND aortic arch calcification

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Calcified carotid atheroma (calcified carotid artery plaque) AND aortic arch calcification   Did you know that atherosclerosis of the coronary and carotid arteries resulting in MI and stroke is the leading cause of death amongst postmenopausal women in most of the industrialized world?  Unfortunately, 60% of these people get the initial indication of the disease […]

CBCT in dentistry

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CBCT in dentistry CBCT in dentistry is becoming much more common and the benefits are obvious. However, one must balance those benefits against the additional exposure of radiation. Professional organizations stance on CBCT use in dentistry AAE and AAOMR came out with a joint statement in 2015 stating that in the absence of clinical signs […]

Mental Foramen and Anterior Loop

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Where is the anterior loop? In relationship to the mental forman? Genetic variances position Santini BDJ 2012 Position between 1st and 2nd premolar European and Indian Directly below 2nd premolar in Chinese   Anterior loop = an extension of IAN, anterior to mental foramen, before existing canal Study 1010 patients CBCT 1/3 have averge 1.4mm […]