Different Radiographic Modalities Used for Detection of Common Periodontal and Periapical Lesions Encountered in Routine Dental Practice
Vandana Kumar*, Kirandeep Arora and Hema Udupa
School of Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Kansas City, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Vandana Kumar
school of Dentistry
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
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Missouri 64108, USA
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Received Date: June 23, 2014; Accepted Date: September 17, 2014; Published Date: September 23, 2014
Citation: Kumar V, et al. (2014) Different Radiographic Modalities Used for Detection of Common Periodontal and Periapical Lesions Encountered in Routine Dental Practice. J Oral Hyg Health 2:163. doi:10.4172/2332-0702.1000163
Copyright: © 2014 Kumar V, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The objective of this article is to review the literature which describes the different radiographic modalities used for detection of osseous defects due to periodontal and periapical disease. Despite inherent limitations associated with conventional two-dimensional (2D) intra- and extra-oral radiographs, these continue as the mainstay for assessments of periodontal and periapical defects. Three dimensional CBCT scans are considered as a useful complement to these conventional radiographic techniques. This article gives an overview of common periodontal and periapical lesions encountered in routine clinical practice and various radiographic modalities used for their detection.