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Imaging Sci Dent. 2018 Jun;48(2):79-86. English. Review. https://doi.org/10.5624/isd.2018.48.2.79
Choi IG , Cortes AR , Arita ES , Georgetti MA .
Department of Oral Radiology, School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil. isabelaggilchoi@gmail.com
Department of Periodontics, School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
Abstract

Purpose

This study aimed to carry out a systematic review of studies in the literature comparing conventional imaging techniques with cone-beam computed tomography in terms of the role of these techniques for assessing any of the following periodontal conditions and parameters: infrabony defects, furcation involvement, height of the alveolar bone crest, and the periodontal ligament space.

Materials and Methods

Interventional and observational studies comparing conventional imaging techniques with cone-beam computed tomography were considered eligible for inclusion. The MEDLINE and Embase databases were searched for articles published through 2017. The PRISMA statement was followed during data assessment and extraction.

Results

The search strategy yielded 351 publications. An initial screening of the publications was performed using abstracts and key words, and after the application of exclusion criteria, 13 studies were finally identified as eligible for review.

Conclusion

These studies revealed cone-beam computed tomography to be the best imaging technique to assess infrabony defects, furcation lesions, the height of the alveolar bone crest, and the periodontal ligament space.

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