Cone beam computed tomography in endodontics
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Room: EL GRECO (PV7)
Chair(s): Conchimer Leon (Spain)
- > Describe the clinical applications of CBCT in endodontics.
- > Review the potential benefit of CBCT technology for diagnosis and treatment planning.
- > Discuss the impact of CBCT on treatment outcomes and improved predictability.
- > Highlight the benefits of high-resolution 3-D technology in endodontics.
The diagnosis and treatment plan in endodontics depends to a great measure on radiographs and the information obtained from its two dimensions. The recent and rapid addition of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in dentistry has allowed us to see the desired third dimension that was missing in periapical and panoramic radiographs. Now, with a simple technique and a reasonable radiation exposure, not only can we see the missing plane that is not obtained with conventional radiographs, we can reconstruct digitally the volumetric image in high resolution so that we can study the depths of pathology and structures affecting endodontics.