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Dentists miss some details in preimplant x-rays

By January 9, 2012 January 2nd, 2020 No Comments

General dentists can detect changes in radicular features in radiographs prior to root canal treatment when the changes are extensive, but they miss some more-specific feature changes, according to a study in Dentomaxillofacial . dental implants london..A team of Indian researchers set out to evaluate which radicular radiographic features general dentists want to interpret, determine which of the radicular radiographic features general dentists interpret and which ones they miss in a diagnostic radiograph, and correlate how accurately general dentists are able to interpret radiographic features.dental implant london

They gave 20 general dentists two sets of questionnaires. The first set asked the practitioners to fill out the findings they would elucidate in a diagnostic radiograph, while the second set consisted of 30 randomly selected intraoral radiographs they were to interpret.cosmetic dentist london

In the first set of questionnaires, more than 50% of dentists said they would interpret periapical changes, calcification, root curvature, and the number of root canals, the study authors noted. Fewer than 50% said they would interpret canal morphology, open apex, resorption, fracture, number of roots, and lamina dura.

In the second set of questionnaires, more than 90% missed grade 1 or 2 periapical changes (according to periapical index scoring), resorption, and canal calcification,…cosmetic dentist london..

“General dental practitioners are able to detect radiographic changes when they are extensive, but they miss periodontal ligament width and lamina dura changes,”….read more

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