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Impacted Lower Third Molar Fused with a Supernumerary Tooth —Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Using Cone-Beam Computed Tomography

Authors
Journal
International Journal of Oral Science
1674-2818
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group
Publication Date
Volume
1
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4248/ijos09056
Keywords
  • Case Report
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

This paper reported a case of fusion between an impacted third molar and a supernumerary tooth, in which a surgical intervention was carried out, with the objective of removing the dental elements. The panoramic radiography was complemented by the Donovan's radiographic technique; but because of the proximity of the dental element to the mandibular ramus, it was not possible to have a final fusion diagnosis. Hence, the Cone-Beam Computed Tomography—which provides precise three-dimensional information—was used to determinate the fusion diagnosis and also to help in the surgical planning. In this case report we observed that the periapical, occlusal and panoramic were not able to show details which could only be examined through the cone-beam computed tomography.

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