Atlas of diseases and abnormalities affecting the jaws
Dental care professionals should be aware of the more common diseases and important abnormalities that can affect the jaws. Detailed interpretative skills are not required, more the ability to recognize the abnormal. This chapter is therefore designed like an atlas to show examples of some of the conditions that have characteristic radiographic features. The lesions shown can be broadly grouped into:
Fig. 21.6 Periapical showing a dens-in-dente or invaginated odontome involving . (open arrows). There is an associated periapical area of infection (solid arrows) – a common occurrence with dens-in-dente.
Fig. 21.10 Horizontally impacted . Note the pincer-shaped roots and their indentation of the upper margin of the inferior dental canal (open white arrows) and radiolucency beneath the crown (solid black arrows) caused by the follicle. In addition, note the caries in (open black arrows).