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A radiographic process that takes into account the jawline; by doing so, teeth in proximity of tissues can be readily visualized.
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The current study was planned to see the correlation between changes in incisure depth of mandible on an orthopantomogram (OPG) with bone mineral density and whether or not it can be employed for screening and early detection of osteoporosis.
Key Words: orthopantomogram, gonial angle, lateral cephalogram, mandible, vertical pattern.
Results from the study can be useful in assessing the prognostic value of mandibular third molars on conventional orthopantomogram.
These injuries are diagnosed on clinical examination augmented by conventional radiographs like periapical radiographs, occlusal radiographs and orthopantomograms.
Due to this reason the Orthopantomogram (OPG) is the radiograph of choice especially when multiple impactions are being accessed.
Certain simple procedures like aspiration, fine needle aspiration cytology, incisional biopsy and Orthopantomogram are cost effective methods to screen a lesion.
The dental record of the child had an orthopantomogram (Fig 2a) made a year previously, which revealed that teeth 14, 12, 21, 22 had not been lost then, however they showed excessive periodontal defects with widened periodontal ligament space, loss of crestal bone height and no caries.
Regarding radiographic findings, Orthopantomogram (OPG) revealed presence of well defined radiopacity measuring approximately 3x2 cm in largest dimension in the right temporomandibular (TMJ) joint with loss of Condyler morphology [Fig 1].
Clinical findings were correlated with radiological findings of Orthopantomogram and Radio- visiography for confirmation of type of osseous defect and compare the post-operative gain of alveolar bone (Figure 1C).
Orthopantomogram revealed horizontal pattern with severe generalized type of bone loss (Figure 2).
All the necessary records were made which included photographs, study models, Orthopantomogram and lateral cephalogram (Figure 1 A-G) once the alignment and leveling was completed.
Radiographic examinations comprised of orthopantomogram and computerized tomography that revealed a lack of structural organization and obliteration of right TMJ space.