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Caries

  • Ignazio Pandolfo
  • Silvio Mazziotti
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Abstract

While clinical evaluation plays a fundamental role in the diagnosis and the evaluation of the extension of the dental caries, it is clear that radiological examination, in a considerable percentage of cases, mainly plays a complementary role. Nevertheless, orthopantomography is sufficient to distinguish between the damage of the enamel and the dentine’s one and between the latter and a possible involvement of the pulp chamber.

Keywords

Dental Pulp Carious Lesion Radiolucent Line Pulp Chamber Secondary Caries 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ignazio Pandolfo
    • 1
  • Silvio Mazziotti
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiological SciencesUniversity of MessinaMessinaItaly

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