CBCT Helps Avoid Unnecessary Root Canal

A female, aged nine years and six months, presented for recall exam/hygiene and pre-orthodontic evaluation. The medical history was non-contributory, and her dental history revealed good oral hygiene with no evidence of active plaque or calculus present. Mild crowding on upper and lower anterior teeth was diagnosed in addition to anterior open bite. Radiographic examination included bitewings, a panoramic view, and periapical films of the anterior dentition as part of their comprehensive evaluation. Upon clinical examination, all maxillary incisors were responsive to a cold sensitivity test. Teeth were not tender to percussion and were non-mobile. Periodontal probing confirmed a normal attachment with no readings greater than three millimeters.

Case Study By: Nestor Cohenca, DDS
Contributed By: Carestream Dental

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