Application of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) for Diagnosis of Caries, Cracks, and Defects of Restorations

Yasushi Shimada, Alireza Sadr, Yasunori Sumi, Junji Tagami

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Abstract

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a noninvasive technique providing cross-sectional images of a tooth structure. This review describes the use of OCT for detecting dental caries, tooth fractures, and interfacial gaps in intraoral restorations. OCT can be a reliable and an accurate method and a safer alternative to X-ray radiography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-80
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Oral Health Reports
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Caries
  • Diagnosis
  • Interfacial gap
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT)
  • Tooth fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous)
  • Oral Surgery
  • Surgery

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