Displacement of roots into the maxillary antrum is an intraoperative complication during extraction of upper molar teeth. A combination of panoramic, intraoral and occipitomental radiography is normally considered the imaging method of choice in assessing the position of the displaced roots. We describe the use of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in the management of displaced roots in the antrum. CBCT aids in localising displaced roots and informs surgical access.
Article first published online: 4 NOV 2011