Volume 7 Issue 11 (November, 2019)

Original Articles

Evaluation of Existing Radiographic Prescription Tendencies in Planning Dental Implant Therapy- A Survey Based Original Study
Rohit Singh, Supriya Singh, Aaysha Tabinda Nabi, Irfanul Huda, D K Singh

Background: Since a long time; dental radiology has played an exciting and basic demonstrative part in dentistry. This has been never more genuine than now with the quickly growing cluster of imaging modalities. Radiography offers the sole strategy for investigation of bone required for implant treatment. The prime aim of this paper is to study the current radiographic prescriptions in dental implant therapy among dental practitioners in Northern Indian region. Materials and Methods: 160 dental practitioners were met by utilizing a poll which enquired about the radiographic assessment strategies endorsed by experts in implant site evaluation in their implantology practice. Different explanations behind picking specific imaging modalities were additionally enquired. Statistical Analysis and Result: Around 55% of the dental practitioners recommended only panoramic radiography for dental implant evaluation and 18% requested panoramic radiography in addition to periapical radiography and conventional tomography and/or computed tomography (CT). Only 8% of the dental specialists requested conventional tomography or CT as a solitary examination, although 12% requested it in blend with other imaging modalities. Conclusion: Within the limitations of the study, this paper has demonstrated that the larger part of dental practitioners endorses panoramic radiographs. Moreover for achieving larger views, accessibility and broad coverage; a combination of panoramic and intraoral periapical radiographs is also reported to be quite popular among the said clinicians. Key words: Computed Tomography, Dental Implants, Dental Radiography, Panoramic Radiography

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