Cone beam computed tomography in Endodontics – a review (2024)

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Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a relatively new method that produces three-dimensional (3D) information of the maxillofacial skeleton, including the teeth and their surrounding tissue, with a lower effective radiation dose than traditional CT scans. Specific endodontic applications for CBCT are being identified as the use of this technology becomes more common. CBCT has great potential to become a valuable tool for diagnosing and managing endodontic problems, as well as for assessing root fractures, apical periodontitis, resorptions, perforations, root canal anatomy and the nature of the alveolar bone topography around teeth. This article aims to review cone beam technology and its advantages over CT scans and conventional radiography, to illustrate current and future clinical applications in endodontic practice, and to highlight areas of further research of CBCT in endodontics. Specific case examples illustrate how treatment planning has changed with the images obtained wi...

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Cone Beam Computed Tomography: A new horizon in clinical endodontics

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Successful management of endodontic problems depend on diagnostic imaging techniques to provide the critical information about the teeth under examination, and their surrounding hard and soft tissues. The introduction of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) specifically dedicated for imaging the maxillofacial region heralds a true paradigm shift from 2D to 3D approach to data acquisition and image reconstruction. The system overcomes many of the limitations of conventional radiography by producing undistorted, three-dimensional images of the area under examination. It is capable of providing sub-millimetre resolution in images of high diagnostic quality, with short scanning times (10–70 seconds) and radiation dosages reportedly up to 15 times lower than those of conventional CT scans. These systems produce images with small field of view at low radiation doses with adequate spatial resolution that are suitable for many applications in endodontics from diagnosis to treatment and follow-up. This article provides an overview of specific application of various CBCT display modes to clinical endodontic practice.

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The use of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in endodontics has been extensively reported in the literature. Compared with the traditional spiral computed tomography, limited field of view (FOV) CBCT results in a fraction of the effective absorbed dose of radiation. The purpose of this manuscript is to review the application and advantages associated with advanced endodontic problems and complications, while reducing radiation exposure during complex endodontic procedures. The benefits of the added diagnostic information provided by intraoperative CBCT images in select cases justify the risk associated with the limited level of radiation exposure.

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Ademir Franco

This study revisited three oral radiology centers (ORC) and screened the main clinical indications that justified the request for cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) examination in Endodontics. The databases of three ORCs were searched for requests of CBCT exams taken for Endodontic purposes over the last two years. The extracted data consisted of the total number of CBCT exams, the clinical indication in the endodontic field that justified the CBCT exam, the outcome of each exam (from the report of Oral Radiologists), and demographic data of the patients. From the total CBCT exams (n = 4,583), nearly 13% (n = 611) were taken for Endodontic purposes. Most of the clinical indications were related to root fractures (65%) and periapical lesions/disease (24.1%). Radiologists’ reports hypothesized more often toward periapical lesion/disease (70.5%), root fracture (51.4%) and accidents/complications (25.2%). Some clinical indications significantly varied based on age. In particular, post...

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Cone Beam Computed Tomography Imaging in Clinical Endodontics – Literature Review

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Anna Surdacka

Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is widely used in dentistry due to low radiation, high-quality digital reconstruction of three-dimensional image, the elimination of the overlapping of structures which lie along the same axis, the possibility of obtaining real shaped images and enabling accurate measurements of the examined anatomical structures. Three-dimensional imaging of the structures of the stomatognathic system is most commonly implemented in endodontics, implantology and periodontics. The CBCT technique is used in endodontics primarily to detect anatomical abnormalities, visualise the root canal system, disclose additional canals, detect perforations and vertical root fractures, diagnose periapical lesions caused by inflammation of the pulp, identify and locate root resorption, clarify the reasons for the lack of healing of endodontically treated teeth. An important advantage of CBCT over conventional radiography is the fact that CBCT enables an exact visualisation of th...

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For the clinical assessment of the dental patients, imaging is an important diagnostic adjunct. Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) systems have been designed for three dimensionally imaging of hard tissues of the maxillofacial region including the teeth and surrounding tissues. CBCT is a new application of computed tomography (CT) that generates image data at lower cost and absorbed doses than conventional CT used for medical radiology. Most of the attention regarding CBCT imaging has focused on applications for dental implant placement, oral surgery, endodontics, orthodontics and temporomandibular joint imaging. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of this CBCT technology and an understanding of its basics and the clinical applications in dentistry.

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Cone Beam Computed Tomography The 3D Imaging Modality In Endodontics: A Review

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Kausar Banu

Imaging plays an important role in diagnosis and treatment planning in Endodontics. Two-dimensional (2D) projection radiography has been in use for more than half a century for diagnosis in the maxillofacial region. In the last decades, the introduction of three dimensional imaging characterized by Cone beam Computed Tomography has created a revolution in maxillofacial imaging-facilitating the transition of dental imaging from 2D to 3D. Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) has gained considerable acclaim worldwide in recent years as a viable 3D imaging modality. It produces images with smaller field of view,low radiation exposure, improved spatial resolution and user friendly software programs which has tremendous impact on endodontics from diagnosis to treatment and follow up. This article reviews CBCT and its role in endodontics.

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Cone beam computed tomography in Endodontics – a review (2024)


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