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Volume 38 , Issue 2
March/April 2018

Pages 289297

Accuracy and Usefulness of CBCT in Periodontology: A Systematic Review of the Literature

Johan Peter Woelber, DDS/Jonathan Fleiner, DDS, Msc/Julia Rau, DDS, Msc/Petra Ratka-Krüger, DDS, PhD/Christian Hannig, DDS, PhD

PMID: 29447324
DOI: 10.11607/prd.2751

A systematic literature review was performed regarding the accuracy and usefulness of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in the field of periodontology. A total of 580 articles were identified, of which 13 met the inclusion criteria. Results showed a high accuracy of CBCT in visualizing periodontal structures and the demonstrated the usefulness of CBCT in regenerative periodontal surgery of maxillary molars. It remains questionable whether this gain of additional information actually leads to a better clinical outcome in periodontal treatment. Currently, the use of CBCT in periodontology should be restricted to complex periodontal cases, particularly those involving maxillary molars.

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