maxillary sinuses

Case of the week: Third Molar in Maxillary Sinus 2

This weeks case topic is an interesting finding of a maxillary third molar developing in the maxillary sinus adjacent to a supernumerary tooth on a CBCT scan.  Interpretation: This case shows a mixed radiolucent/radiopaque entity in the right maxillary sinus.  The radiopacity is that of tooth structure.  The appearance is […]

Anatomy on Radiographs: Occlusal Radiographs

This is the last post I have planned for anatomy and it will be on occlusal radiographs. Mandible Short and sweet here with only one anatomical landmark readily visible. The genial tubercles (yellow arrow) appear as a small radiopaque mass(es) extending off the lingual aspect of the mandible. Maxilla The nasal […]

Anatomy on Radiographs: Extraoral Radiographs (Lateral Cephalometric Skull) 2

This week is extraoral radiographs, specifically the lateral cephalometric skull radiograph.  This will be a short and sweet post only going over basic anatomy. I am not covering most of the anatomical landmarks used in orthodontics, but if you would like a post on this, please let me know and […]