Tomografia computadorizada no planejamento cirúrgico em Periodontia: revisão de literatura
Revista Brasileira de Odontologia
Objective: The aim of this study was to conduct a literature review on the use of cone-beam computed tomography in periodontics and determine the extent and severity of periodontal lesions so as to encourage the development of a new concept for diagnosis and surgical planning in periodontics. Material and methods: A literature search was conducted in PubMed database using the following keywords: computed tomography, diagnosis periodontics, bone defects, furcation lesions, and periodontal
... periodontal biotype. A total of 33 articles were found. Results: A review of the articles suggested benefits in using this technology in periodontal surgical planning, for treatment of furcation lesions, bone defects, and determination of periodontal biotype. Conclusion: Cone-beam computed tomography three-dimensional images is superior to conventional radiography. It also minimizes patient exposure to ionizing radiation, optimizes surgical planning, and decreases operative time, leading to a better response to treatment. This technology is very useful in clinical practice, but is not used widely in periodontics. We believe that the use of this technology should be promoted among professionals.