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Periapical radiographs are most important exams in orthodontic documentation / Tooth resorptions must not be diagnosed in panoramic radiographs

Alberto Consolaro

Introduction: Periapical radiographs of all teeth as part of the orthodontic documentation allow the diagnosis of tooth resorptions before the orthodontic treatment and during the planning of each case. Tooth resorptions are diagnosed in 5 to 10% of all patients, and are shown to be asymptomatic, irrespective of their stage of development. Discussion: Panoramic radiographs do not allow the safe diagnosis of changes in teeth, especially of all the types of tooth resorptions. Conclusion: The lack of prior diagnosis of tooth resorptions existent before orthodontic treatment could be a source of concern to the profession during clinical practice, including problems of a legal nature.

Keywords: Tooth resorption. Periapical radiograph. Panoramic radiograph. Tomography. Orthodontic documentation.

How to cite: Consolaro A. Periapical radiographs are most important exams in orthodontic documentation / Tooth resorptions must not be diagnosed in panoramic radiographs. Clin Orthod. 2021 Oct-Nov;20(5):130-6.

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