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Caries exposure

From: Terry Pannkuk
Sent: Saturday, March 20, 2010 6:30 AM
Subject: [roots] Caries Exposure

I finally got a caries exposure case today. Hess anatomy, fused root, 
with interconnecting confluent fins. I took several off angle PAís 
instead of a CT.  A CT would have been interesting to see but wouldnít have
changed my treatment strategy.  I might take a CT on recall though to make 
sure itís healed with this complicated anatomy (No COD for initial therapy, 
but a CT could provide a COD on recall)  COD=Critical Option Determinant.

I find that the CTís do not have adequate resolution to show most subtle 
lateral canals until they are filled which is obviously after the fact.   
CT Recall assessment of periradicular healing is one of the
greatest values of this technology - Terry

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