The Use of CBCT in Periodontal and Orthodontic Diagnosis
With regard to the inconveniences related to 2D technology, a request for CBCT is justified for detailed diagnosis of intrabony defects,measurements of buccal and lingual defects in dehiscence and fenestration defects,and furcation lesions. Such assessments aid clinical decisions when defects can be improved with orthodontic treatment and when defects require pre-orthodontic periodontal surgical intervention. CBCT is also useful in selected cases for assessment of periodontal bone healing and changes over time in adult orthodontic patients with underlying periodontal problems. Recent work with limited field of view CBCT systems has demonstrated the detailed characterization of the periodontal structure by high-resolution systems.
How the use of CBCT images can improve periodontal and orthodontic diagnosis
How to assess periodontal and orthodontic changes over time using CBCT.
Imaging From a Periodontist's Perspective
The era of in-office Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is transforming interdisciplinary dentofacial therapy (IDT). While in-office CBCT imaging may be the latest technological breakthrough influencing IDT, expanding our opportunities, and demanding that our specialties become more inter-related than ever before, it is diagnosis that has remained the constant variable critical for predictable patient outcomes. Today's IDT team depends upon the periodontist to establish an accurate diagnosis and, especially, set short and long-term prognosis- a role that requires risk assessment exceeding conventional methods. This presentation will discuss the critical role of the periodontist in IDT from a diagnosis and prognosis standpoint and how emerging imaging opportunities fit into this relationship. Treatment planning and execution of therapy will be demonstrated based on IDT analysis and 3D CBCT diagnostic inquiry.
To discuss how CBCT imaging improves periodontal diagnosis and prognosis
To understand how CBCT imaging is underscoring the critical role of the periodontist in IDT
To discuss the pivotal role of CBCT imaging for the periodontist/orthodontist and explore the future opportunities that CBCT imaging provides for the IDT team