Indexes for periapical health evaluation: A review

Reshma Rajasekhar(1), Sooraj Soman(2), Varsha Maria Sebastian(3), Sabir Muliyar(4), Nileena Mary Cherian(5)
(1) MES Dental College, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India,
(2) MES Dental College, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India,
(3) MES Dental College, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India,
(4) MES Dental College, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India,
(5) MES Dental College, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India

Abstract

Assessment of periapical health is important for the diagnosis, treatment planning and evaluation of endodontic treatment outcome. Radiographic evaluation of the status of the teeth is the most common modality used for assessing the periapical condition. Therefore, different radiographic indexes have been developed, which are used widely in clinical and epidemiological studies. With the advances in imaging, three-dimensional imaging techniques using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) are very popular now. Indexes based on CBCT which analyses the condition of tooth in different planes have found to give more accurate assessment of periapical conditions compared to conventional radiography. This review aims to summarize different indexes developed for assessing periapical health. 


 


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Rajasekhar R, Soman S, Sebastian VM, Muliyar S, Cherian NM. Indexes for periapical health evaluation - A review. Int Dent Res 2022;12(2):97-106. https://doi.org/10.5577/intdentres.2022.vol12.no2.8


 


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Reshma Rajasekhar
reshmarajasekhar@gmail.com (Primary Contact)
Sooraj Soman
Varsha Maria Sebastian
Sabir Muliyar
Nileena Mary Cherian
Rajasekhar, R., Soman, S., Sebastian, V. M., Muliyar, S., & Cherian, N. M. (2022). Indexes for periapical health evaluation: A review. International Dental Research, 12(2), 97-106. https://doi.org/10.5577/intdentres.2022.vol12.no2.8

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Rajasekhar, R., Soman, S., Sebastian, V. M., Muliyar, S., & Cherian, N. M. (2022). Indexes for periapical health evaluation: A review. International Dental Research, 12(2), 97-106. https://doi.org/10.5577/intdentres.2022.vol12.no2.8
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