The usefulness of three-dimensional imaging in the diagnosis and treatment of clinically ambiguous gingival swelling.

Hiroaki Kabashima, Kunitaka Mizobe, Hiroyoshi Nakamuta, Hiroaki Fujiwara, Kazutoshi Okamura, Masako Unemori, Akifumi Akamine, Kazunori Yoshiura, Katsumasa Maeda

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Abstract

We evaluated and treated a 54-year-old woman with gingival swelling. Conventional intraoral and panoramic radiography did not provide sufficient information for either determining the cause of gingival swelling or planning treatment of clinical symptoms. The 3D Accuitomo XYZ Slice View Tomograph (3DX) is a compact dental computed tomography device that allowed for accurate identification and optimal treatment of the causes of gingival swelling. At four years after treatment, 3DX radiographs showed no abnormalities in treated teeth or healing of surrounding structures. We conclude that high-resolution 3D images obtained with 3DX promise to be very effective for diagnosing oral diseases and determining effective treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-261
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Oral Science
Volume53
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 7 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)

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