As dentistry continues to go “digital,” the field has seen a phenomenal increase in the use of digital imaging in dental practice. Complex impacted mesiodens present potential treatment complications and sometimes possible patient morbidity. Objectives of diagnostic imaging are to aid in diagnosis, decision making, and enhance treatment outcomes. As cases become more complex, sophisticated multiplane imaging methods allowing for a three-dimensional view are more likely to meet these objectives as opposed to traditional two-dimensional radiography. The clinical report elucidates with the help of an illustrative patient how cone beam computed tomography imaging can assist the surgeon during surgical treatment planning, risk assessment, and treatment outcomes of impacted mesiodens.
*Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
†Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Dental College and Hospital, Katraj, India.
Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr Vikrant Dilip Sane, MDS, Associate Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, BharatiVidyapeeth Deemed University Dental College and Hospital, Katraj-Dhankwadi Educational Complex, Satara Road, Pune 411043, Maharashtra, India; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received 21 July, 2016
Accepted 14 August, 2016
The authors report no conflicts of interest.