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15 May 1997 Optical coherence tomography for diagnosing periodontal disease
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Proceedings Volume 2973, Lasers in Dentistry III; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.273591
Event: BiOS '97, Part of Photonics West, 1997, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
We have, in this preliminary study, investigated the use of optical coherence tomography for diagnosis of periodontal disease. We took in vitro OCT images of the dental and periodontal tissues from a young pig and compared them to histological sections. These images distinguish tooth and soft tissue relationships that are important in diagnosing and assessing periodontal disease. We have imaged the attachment of gingiva to the tooth surface and located the cemento-enamel junction. This junction is an important reference point for defining attachment level in the diagnosis of periodontal disease. the boundary between enamel and dentin is also visible for most of the length of the anatomical crown, allowing quantitation of enamel thickness and character.
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Bill W. Colston Jr., Matthew J. Everett, Luiz Barroca Da Silva, Linda L. Otis, and Howard Nathel "Optical coherence tomography for diagnosing periodontal disease", Proc. SPIE 2973, Lasers in Dentistry III, (15 May 1997); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.273591
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