Periapical Radiolucencies

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  • Categories Video Courses
  • Duration 1h 18m
  • Last Update January 7, 2021

Course

This course helps you learn about the familiarity with the radiological features and differential diagnoses of diseases. Most of periapical radiolucencies are the result of inflammation such as pulpal disease due to infection or trauma. Not all radiolucencies near the tooth root are due to infection. Odontogenic or non odontogenic lesion can over imposed with the apices of teeth. Familiarity with the radiological features and differential diagnoses of diseases or conditions that cause radiolucency around the apex of the tooth results in appropriate referral and prompt diagnosis, management, and treatment. Early recognition and appropriate treatment of infectious, benign or malignant processes will result in improved clinical outcomes.

Description

Most of periapical radiolucencies are the result of inflammation such as pulpal disease due to infection or trauma. Not all radiolucencies near the tooth root are due to infection. Odontogenic or non odontogenic lesions can over impose the apices of teeth. Disease related to the tooth may spread to adjacent tissues, including the sinuses, orbits, deep fascial spaces of the neck, and intracranial structures, and result in a significant increase in patient morbidity and even mortality. Periapical radiolucency near the apices may be seen in the setting of other diseases  including systemic conditions, benign or malignant neoplasms. Although imaging findings for these lesions can include periapical lucent components, awareness of the varied secondary imaging features can aid the dentist in developing an accurate differential diagnosis. Familiarity with the radiological features and differential diagnoses of diseases or conditions that cause radiolucency around the apex of the tooth results in appropriate referral and prompt diagnosis, management, and treatment, and can prevent unnecessary additional imaging or intervention. In addition, early recognition and appropriate treatment of infectious, benign or malignant processes will result in improved clinical outcomes and a decrease in morbidity and mortality.

What you'll learn

  • Review the pathophysiology of apical periodontitis and how it can lead to the development of periapical radiolucency.
  • Recognize the imaging features of complications due to rarefying apical periodontitis
  • Discuss the characteristic imaging features of other odontogenic and non-odontogenic lesions that may cause radiolucent lesions around the apical area of teeth and how these can be distinguished radiologically from periapical radiolucency caused by periodontitis.

Course content

2 Lessons1h 18m

Complete Course Periapical Radiolucencies?

This course helps you learn about the familiarity with the radiological features and differential diagnoses of diseases.
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About the instructor

Dr. Katya Archambault is a Board Eligible Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist from UCLA. She also received a Certificate in Implant Dentistry from NYU after studying for two years from 2007 to 2009. She got her dental degree from Laval University and did a Certificate in Microbiology at that same university. She owns the private practice San Diego Dental Health Center in La Jolla California. She also has an appointment at UCSD as a clinical instructor within the Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology. Her clinical interests are in Pathophysiology and Radiologic interpretation of the Maxillofacial Complex, Maxillofacial Radiology, Sleep Apnea, and Airway Evaluation, TMJ, Soft and Hard tissue reconstructive Surgery, implantology and navigation procedures. She is an international lecturer, published into journals and received several awards over the years. Dr. Archambault is also a member of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Academy of Osteointegration and International Congress of Oral Implantology.
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9 Courses

40 students

$299.00

This course includes

  • 1.17 hours on-demand video
  • Unlimited access
  • View on mobile or desktop

Requirements

  • General knowledge of dentistry and patient care

Who this course is for

  • licensed dentists
  • DDS, DMD, and dental specialists