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Noise in cutting teeth

Kanittha Kijsamanmith, Noppakun Vongsavan, Bruce Matthews
OBJECTIVE: To determine the percentage of the blood flow signal that is derived from dental pulp when recording from exposed dentine in a human premolar. DESIGN: Recordings were made from 7 healthy teeth in 5 subjects (aged 22-33 yr.) with a laser Doppler flow meter (Periflux 4001) using either a red (635 nm) or an infrared (780 nm) laser. After exposing dentine above the buccal pulpal horn (cavity diam. 1.6 mm, depth 3 mm) and isolating the crown with opaque rubber dam, blood flow was recorded alternately with infrared or red light from the exposed dentine under four conditions: before and after injecting local anaesthetic (3% Mepivacaine without vasoconstrictor) (LA) over the apex of the root of the tooth; after exposing the pulp by cutting a buccal, class V cavity in the tooth; and after sectioning the coronal pulp transversely through the exposure...
March 2018: Archives of Oral Biology
Zhongyi Li, Hao Wang
Tooth segmentation on dental model is an essential step of computer-aided-design systems for orthodontic virtual treatment planning. However, fast and accurate identifying cutting boundary to separate teeth from dental model still remains a challenge, due to various geometrical shapes of teeth, complex tooth arrangements, different dental model qualities, and varying degrees of crowding problems. Most segmentation approaches presented before are not able to achieve a balance between fine segmentation results and simple operating procedures with less time consumption...
2016: PloS One
S S Naumovich, S A Naumovich, V G Goncharenko
The objective of the present study was the development and clinical testing of a three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction method of teeth and a bone tissue of the jaw on the basis of CT images of the maxillofacial region. 3D reconstruction was performed using the specially designed original software based on watershed transformation. Computed tomograms in digital imaging and communications in medicine format obtained on multispiral CT and CBCT scanners were used for creation of 3D models of teeth and the jaws...
2015: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
P Banthitkhunanon, S Chintakanan, S Wanachantararak, N Vongsavan, B Matthews
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of enamel and dentine thickness on laser Doppler blood-flow (LDF) signals recorded from dental pulp. DESIGN: Observations were made on 18 human premolars that had been extracted from young patients during orthodontic treatment. The apical 2/3 of the root was cut off and the remaining pulp removed. Blood flow signals were recorded from the buccal surface of the crown with a laser Doppler flow metre while dilute blood was pumped at 10 ml/min...
November 2013: Archives of Oral Biology
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