Cbct (cone-beam computed tomography) scan is a radiographic imaging method that produces three-dimensional imaging of hard tissue structures. It helps the dentist to see a single X-ray with soft tissues, airways, bone, and dental structures. It helps to view emerging teeth, impacted teeth, and tumors. It is commonly used in treating orthodontic issues. It helps in doing reconstructive surgeries and cephalometric analysis. It helps in diagnosing temporomandibular joint disorder.
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I underwent CBCT for my temporomandibular joint issues, and I would like to know its interpretation. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I have been having TMJ issues. I have recently taken CBCT and would like some help looking them over. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. I will be answering your query shortly. Thanks. Read Full »
I had got a cyst removed in my jaw. Can an implant be placed in that area?
Query: Hello doctor, I have one cyst removal done six months back. I see no bone development. I am attaching the reports. Kindly review. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I will be answering your query shortly. Kindly check your follow up messages. Thank you. Read Full »
I am having severe pain after the placement of a dental implant in my upper jaw. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, Three years ago, I did a tooth implant on tooth number 22. After the implant, immediately started paining on the same area of the face. Later, I have found out that I have a necrosis on tooth number 21. I was tried endodontic treatment but it did not succeed and the doctor recommended for... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query, I totally understand the reason for you being disappointed in the dental treatment you received. As an implantologist, I need to tell you that not everyone can make good cases for implants. Dental implants can be successful only when you have ... Read Full »
I was about to start my Invisalign treatment and had an impacted canine. Please help me with the treatment plan.
Query: Hi doctor, I was about to start my Invisalign treatment and completed my iTero and other tests. I have some questions related to my CBCT reports. I have an impacted canine that is stuck under two teeth due to insufficient space in the arch. With Invisalign, enough space for the same is created, and ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have reviewed your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Upon review, these were the findings. You have impacted 43 (lower right canine) and buccally placed 13 (upper right canine). The space-gaining procedure req... Read Full »
I underwent a CBCT, as I am planning to undergo orthodontic treatment with Invisalign aligners. What does the radiolucency in my CBCT suggest?
Query: Hello doctor, As I am planning to undergo orthodontic treatment with invisalign aligners for which my dentist advised me to take cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). I do not understand what they meant by radiolucency. So, it would be great if you can simply explain the term radiolucency. I will be... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Congratulations on your decision to go ahead with invisalign. The report says radiolucency around the tooth root of 36. There is a white cap seen on the third tooth from the left in the lower region, which suggests tooth number 36 has previously undergone root canal ... Read Full »
Both sides of my teeth do not come in contact with biting. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, About 2.5 years ago I put extreme pressure on my back teeth by mistake, and they are now slightly pushed into my gums. Just a week ago, I noticed my upper right wisdom tooth and the tooth next to it were growing a bit crooked, so I decided to move them back myself gradually. I started get... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel you have to get a full check up done of your upper and lower jaw. Upper right wisdom tooth erupts between 17 to 25 years. But, if there is no space for it to erupt then they come out crooked. Pain can also result if the wisdom tooth is not erupting in the normal pa... Read Full »
Will upper impacted wisdom tooth cause nasal congestions?
Query: Hi doctor, My age is 25, my height is six feet, and my weight is 72 kg. I have nasal congestion feeling from the age of 20. Sinus surgery was done two years ago. ENT doctors have ruled out that there is no problem in the nose Area. I have four impacted wisdom teeth, unerupted. The upper teeth are h... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your radiology report, I have studied (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) I believe it is not because of the impacted maxillary teeth. A presence of an antral polyp causes obstructions of the nasal passage. An antral polyp is the usual main pr... Read Full »
Can dental problems cause head and shoulder pain?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 47-year-old male with a height of 162 cm and a weight of 74 kg. I have tooth pain, and pain in the upper and lower jaw, the backside of the head, and the shoulder. The pain is mostly on the right side of the head and jaw. Can you please help me with this? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I went through your question and CT (computed tomography) report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Your CT report is normal, which means there is no major issue to be concerned about. The problem looks muscle-related... Read Full »
My problem of taking deep breaths is aggravated with food. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am having difficulty in breathing. It is like I always need to take deep breaths. And I think it gets worse after I eat. On top of that, it triggers an anxiety attack most of the time. Another thing is, there is this sensation in my chest, I do not know if is right to call it as ti... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have any other symptoms like cough and colds, history of trauma, fever, body aches, diarrhea, or throat pain? When did you feel tightening or pressure in the chest area, any numbness or weakness in the left arm? Do you feel any burning sensation at the epigastr... Read Full »
Why do I have a bump on the hard palate?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had this lump on my hard palate for about three months now. It is located near the middle line and a few millimeters to the left. It is about 2 x 2 mm in size, pretty round and it does not hurt. I thought this might be torus palatinus. But, I heard that this torus is mostly symm... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking at the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it looks more likely to be a torus palatinus. The location is in the midline only. However, it is a little smaller than usual. Also, can you describe if it is a bony hard swelling or firm, fluid fill... Read Full »