Predictive Treatment of Third Molars Using Panoramic Radiographs and Machine Learning

Hector Aravena, Miguel Arredondo, Carlos Fuentes, Carla Taramasco, Diego Alcocer, Gustavo Gatica

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Abstract

Panoramic radiography is a routine technology used to diagnose oral and maxillofacial pathology; it has the advantages of low cost, high speed, and safety because of the reduced dose and exposure time to radiation. Third molars are responsible for benign or malignant tumors that can result in neurological problems, diminish the resistance to fractures owing to their position in the bone and frequently generate infectious problems. The appropriate planning and classification allow patients to be treated safely and help reduce waiting lists. We used panoramic radiography and machine learning to identify the inclination, depth, and available space of third molars to support diagnosis and surgical treatment. In experiments, our approach identified third molars with 100% accuracy The molars were classified as per the Winter and Pell-Gregory classification schemes having high accuracies of >80%. The contribution of this work adds value to the imaging diagnosis, allowing an estimation of the disinclusion time of third molars to support the surgical management of the operating room.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 19th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2023
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages123-128
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9798350336672
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event19th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2023 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 21 Jun 202323 Jun 2023

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications
Volume2023-June
ISSN (Print)2161-9646
ISSN (Electronic)2161-9654

Conference

Conference19th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2023
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal
Period21/06/2323/06/23

Keywords

  • artificial intelligence
  • technology in dentistry
  • third molar prediction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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