The dental pulp chamber evaluation by using cone-beam computed tomography
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SAMSON, Stella; NACU, Viorel. The dental pulp chamber evaluation by using cone-beam computed tomography. In: Moldovan Medical Journal. 2021, nr. 2(64), pp. 49-52. ISSN 2537-6373.
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Moldovan Medical Journal
Numărul 2(64) / 2021 / ISSN 2537-6373 /ISSNe 2537-6381

The dental pulp chamber evaluation by using cone-beam computed tomography


CZU: 616.314.18-073.756.8
DOI: 10.52418/moldovan-med-j.64-2.21.09
Pag. 49-52

Samson Stella, Nacu Viorel
 
”Nicolae Testemițanu” State University of Medicine and Pharmacy
 
Disponibil în IBN: 4 mai 2021


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Background: Cone-beam computed tomographic (CBCT) imaging is a valuable tool in dental practice. It is widely used in endodontic treatment for the root canal morphology examination. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to use CBCT to calculate the volume of the pulp chamber at different tooth groups. Material and methods: This study conforms to protocols approved and in accordance with the ethics committee’s requirements, informed consent was obtained from each patient. Morphologic measurements of 120 maxillary and 120 mandibular molars (from 40 patients, aged 18–45 years) were included in this study. CBCT images were taken using a Kodak 9500 (Dental Systems, Carestream Health) operated at 90 kVp with a voxel size of 300 mm and a field of view of 90-50 mm. All scans were taken following the manufacturer’s recommendation protocol. According to the examination requirements, C-shaped roots, single-rooted molars, crowned teeth, and teeth with caries and/or restorations violating the pulp chamber were excluded. All measurements were taken on the coronal plane view. Results: In the present study, we used CBCT imaging to gather information regarding pulp chamber volume. With the scanned 3-dimensional images, we were able to clinically determine the pulp chamber parameters using a standardized and defined spatial approach. Conclusions: The data we collected here serve as a proof of principle for the analysis of dental landmarks before collecting stem cells. In this particular study, existing CBCT scans were used to provide useful information that can be used as a guide to determine the volume of the pulp chamber.

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stem cells, cone-beam computed tomographic imaging, pulp chamber