Prediction of nerve damage by comparing periapical radiographic signs of impacted mandibular third molars in close proximity to inferior alveolar nerve with their true tomographic relationship – An observational study


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Author Details : Srujana Daniella Remulla*, Jyothirmai Koneru, Sudhakara Reddy, Ramesh Tatapudi, Geetanjali Darna, Naga Manikanta Mohan Prathipati

Volume : 7, Issue : 3, Year : 2021

Article Page : 125-130

https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijmi.2021.023



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Abstract

Background: The purpose of the study was to correlate the accuracy of Roods and Shehab signs in an intraoral periapical radiograph (IOPAR) with Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) findings to indicate Cone-beam computed tomography only in high-risk conditions.
Materials and Methods: 70 impacted mandibular third molar teeth in 58 patients above 18 years with intraoral periapical radiographs presenting with one or more root and canal signs of Rood and Shehab criteria were included in the study. Winter's classification was recorded, and the patients were exposed to a Cone-beam computed tomographic scan. True canal – tooth relationship was assessed in the sectional images. Pearson Chi-square test was used to correlate periapical radiograph and tomographic findings, and an unpaired t-test was applied for descriptive analysis.
Results: Rood and Shehab canal criteria in the periapical radiographs were significantly correlated to direct contact of an impacted lower third molar with the canal (p< 0> Cone-beam computed tomography is recommended to assess the periapical radiographs with canal risk markers pre-operatively to help avoid iatrogenic complications.
 

Keywords: Impacted tooth, Third molar, Dental radiography, Cone beam computed tomography.


How to cite : Remulla S D, Koneru J, Reddy S, Tatapudi R, Darna G, Prathipati N M M, Prediction of nerve damage by comparing periapical radiographic signs of impacted mandibular third molars in close proximity to inferior alveolar nerve with their true tomographic relationship – An observational study. IP Int J Maxillofac Imaging 2021;7(3):125-130


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Received : 13-09-2021

Accepted : 30-09-2021

Available online : 13-10-2021


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