A patient was seen over a period of the last three years at another dentist. She complained repeatedly of pain associated with her “upper front tooth”. No solution was offered. She presented to my office for a second opinion. It did not take a CBCT to diagnose the large apical abscess seen above (the draining fistula was enough). However, the planning for a membrane / graft / implant is much more predictable. The patient seemed to appreciate being able to see and understand at a higher level.
I appreciate having one software (Romexis) to manage the case from the planning stages to final prosthesis. BTW, if you do not yet have a CBCT, refer out for the scan and import into your Romexis (provided you have the 3D module installed) It’s a great time to be a dentist!
Cool case Alex. Lots of good courses on this topic at the PODD conference. I hadn’t appreciated how many things (like this example) cone beam is helpful with. So I will be upgrading my promax to take advantage of this technology.
Most of the courses I took at the PODD conference were related to Romexis integration and CBCT. It certainly opened my eyes to what traditional 2D radiography is missing. It moved me enough that I spent the morning talking to the Planmeca rep so I can get some quotes on a couple of the different Promax units. I would love to see some more of what those using this technology have been doing.