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Analysis of Fractured Teeth Utilizing Digital Microscopy: A Pilot Study

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Technical Report

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Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Bethesda United States

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Introduction The detection of vertical fractures in teeth can be diagnostically challenging for clinicians. Signs and symptoms associated with fractured teeth can mimic those associated with diseased pulps as well as symptomatic teeth with previous endodontic treatment, compounding the diagnostic difficulty. The application of high-resolution 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography CBCT imaging in detecting vertical root fractures has generated considerable interest. Multiple studies have measured fractures in extracted human teeth, utilizing various methodologies, to correlate the size of the fracture necessary for radiographic detection. However, digital microscopy has not been utilized to measure fractures in extracted human teeth. Purpose This pilot study explored various techniques for measuring fractures in extracted human teeth with a digital microscope Hirox KH-7700, Digital Microscope and software.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

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