Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) demonstrates anatomical features in three dimensions that cannot be achieved through standard intraoral or panoramic films. CBCT technology is useful in the diagnosis and treatment of complex endodontic cases such as: identifying additional untreated roots/canals, determining the extent of bone pathology (such as abscess information) surrounding the roots and identifying its effect on adjacent structures, and differentiating the type and extent of root resorption present. The CBCT is also very helpful in pre-surgical treatment planning as well as trauma that may involve both teeth and the surrounding bone. In short, this technology will significantly enhance your endodontist’s ability to determine appropriate treatment options and prognosis.
*Information taken from “Colleagues for Excellence,” American Association of Endodontists