widened periodontal ligament space

Periodontal radiographic assessment: Normal appearances 6

I will be going over some basic radiographic appearances of periodontal health and disease for the next few weeks.  This first week is a starter on normal radiographic appearances of periodontal health. Types of Radiographs The two intraoral radiographs that are used for periodontal assessment are bitewing radiographs and periapical […]

Case of the week: Chronic Apical Periodontitis 4

This week is a follow up to last week with a case of chronic apical periodontitis.  The primary difference of chronic apical periodontitis versus acute apical periodontitis is the presence of sclerotic bone formation.  This sclerotic bone formation (sometimes referred to as sclerosing osteitis) may present in one of three […]