Impacted wisdom teeth - cone beam CT
Bilateral dental pain on the background of recent relapse of B-cell acute lymphocytic leukaemia (B-ALL) on chemotherapy.
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- Metallic streak artefact from the dental braces
- Mesially impacted lower third molars (wisdom teeth)
- No periodontal infection
- A small volume of mucous in the bilateral maxillary sinuses
The patient's pain in this case was due to impacted lower third molars (wisdom teeth). This was initially managed conservatively during the acute phase of treatment for the B-ALL relapse, then several months later when her immune system had recovered, all four wisdom teeth were removed.