International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Comparative Studies | Periodontology | India | Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023


To Correlate Cone - Beam Computed Tomography and Direct Surgical Measurements in the Mandibular Molar Furcation Involvement

Dr. Anuja Dave | Dr. Bela Dilip Dave | Dr. Nancy Joshi | Dr. Mahendrakumar Katariya | Dr. Jubin Thacker [2] | Dr. Harsh Patel [2]


Abstract: Aim: The aim of the present study was to correlate cone - beam computed tomography and direct surgical measurements in the mandibular molar furcation involvement. Material and Method: Study population included 25 patients who fulfilled the inclusion criteria with 30 mandibular molar furcation sites. CBCT was performed to measure height, width, and depth of furcation defects of mandibular molars with Grade II and Grade III FI. Intrasurgical measurements of the FI were assessed during periodontal flap surgery in indicated teeth which were compared with CBCT measurements. Statistical Analysis: Collected data was entered into excel sheet and analysis was done using appropriate statistical software. Descriptive and inferential analysis were carried in the present study. To check if significant variation exists between the radiographic and surgical measurements, paired t - test was used. Result: The CBCT versus intrasurgical furcation measurements were 2.87 ? 1.08 mm and 2.80 ? 1.11 mm for furcation height, 2.28 ? 0.75 mm and 2.27 ? 0.74 mm for furcation width, and 3.87 ? 1.34 mm and 3.82 ? 1.31 mm for furcation depth, respectively. Results showed that there was no statistical significance between the measured parameters, indicating that the two methods were statistically similar. Conclusion: The present study showed that CBCT and intrasurgical assessment of mandibular molar FI were found to be in good agreement, thus implying that the accuracy of assessment of mandibular molar FI by CBCT was comparable to that of direct surgical measurements.


Keywords: CBCT, intrasurgical, mandibular molar


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023,


Pages: 1329 - 1334


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