Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology

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Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 711--718

Choice of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging in periodontics and implantology


Swarna Chakrapani, K Sirisha, Anumadi Srilalitha, Moogala Srinivas 
 Departments of Periodontology, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

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K Sirisha
Department of Periodontology, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
India

Imaging forms an integral component for diagnosis of dental and in specific periodontal diseases. To date, intra-oral radiographic techniques are the main non-invasive diagnostic aids for the detection and assessment of internal changes in mineralized periodontal tissues like alveolar bone. These analog radiographic techniques suffer from inherent limitations like: Two dimensional projection, magnification, distortion, superimposition and misrepresentation of anatomic structures. The evolution of novel imaging modalities, namely cone beam computed tomography, tuned aperture CT empowered dental researchers to visualize the periodontium three dimensionally. This improves interpretation of structural and biophysical changes, ensures densitometric assessments of dentoalveolar structures including variations in alveolar bone density, and peri-implant bone healing more precisely. This detailed review, highlights current leading edge concepts, envisions a wide range of imaging modalities which pave the way for better understanding and early intervention of periodontal diseases.


How to cite this article:
Chakrapani S, Sirisha K, Srilalitha A, Srinivas M. Choice of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging in periodontics and implantology.J Indian Soc Periodontol 2013;17:711-718


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Chakrapani S, Sirisha K, Srilalitha A, Srinivas M. Choice of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging in periodontics and implantology. J Indian Soc Periodontol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 May 16 ];17:711-718
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