Endodontics

Pre-root canal therapy

Whether you're a pulp lover or apical barbarian, CBCT scans can give you a better understanding of root morphology. It allows you to accurately assess dilacerated roots, the number of root canals present, root canal length and pre-existing apical infection that may have been overlooked on the periapical film. 

Post-root canal therapy pain?

CBCT scans can give you a better understanding of the underlying causes when a  RCT does not resolve successfully. The scans may show signs of a periapical infection that was previously missed or due to overinstrumentation. The scans will also pick up IRR's, ERR's, unfilled canals, periodontal ligament space widening and possible signs of root fractures.

 
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Scan of 26,27

Demonstrating the extent of the periapical radiolucency at the 26 and 27.

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Scan of the 11

Demonstrating a large circumscribed radiolucency that thins the buccal and labial cortices, and involves the root filled 11.

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Scan of the 21

Demonstrating the extent of an obvious oblique root fracture.

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Scan of the 31

Scan demonstrating the extent of a periapical radiolucency in the bucco-lingual dimension. Slight resorption can be seen on the mesial and distal aspect of the apex.

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Scan of the 22

Scan demonstrating an area of radiolucency that is resorbing the apex of the 22 and the labial cortex.