COMPARISON OF DIAGNOSTIC CAPABILITIES OF ORTHOPANTOMOGRAPHY AND CONE BEAM COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY IN DETERMINING THE TOPOGRAPHIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN IMPACTED MANDIBULAR THIRD MOLARS AND MANDIBULAR CHANNEL

Petya Kanazirska, Georgi Jordanov, Irina Angelova, Angel Bakardjiev
2017 Journal of IMAB  
Impacted teeth are a common pathology in dental practice. With the greatest frequency is third molars impaction of the upper and lower jaw. Essential for the proper treatment plan has an accurate assessment of the situation of these teeth in the jaw, as well as their relationship with surrounding structures. Of great importance is to determine the position of impacted third molars of the lower jaw to the mandibular channel, in order to prevent complications related to vascular-nerve bundle in
more » ... r-nerve bundle in this channel. This review article presents a significant X-ray feature published by several authors in the literature. Compare the diagnostic capabilities between two-dimensional method -Orthopantomography (OPG) and three-dimensional Conebeam computed tomography (CBCT).
doi:10.5272/jimab.2017232.1546 fatcat:iujd6uj2dvhzzgjajep55buyae