Cone-beam Computed Tomography as a Noninvasive Assistance Tool for Oral Cutaneous Sinus Tract Diagnosis: A Case Series
An oral cutaneous sinus tract is a relatively uncommon condition that is generally associated with long-standing periapical inflammation. The traditional process of oral cutaneous sinus tract diagnosis is an invasive method based on the insertion of a lacrimal probe or wire. The present article describes the use of cone-beam computed tomographic imaging as a noninvasive assistant tool for the verification of the odontogenic origin. Continue reading
It is known that the root of an ankylosed tooth usually undergoes resorption and subsequent replacement with bone tissue. In addition, if ankylosis occurs before the growth and development of the jaw is complete, a defect in hard / soft tissue will be present in the area of the affected tooth.
However, if tooth ankylosis has formed after growth is complete, this may not affect the position of hard and soft tissues. Continue reading