West Texas Endodontics

6112 North Hwy 349
Suite A-1

Midland, TX 79705

(432) 934-0491

Cone Beam Computed Tomography

Midland Cone Beam Computed Tomography

Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) offers accurate and high quality 3-D representations of dental and facial structures. This enables our endodontists to more precisely diagnose an underlying problem, detect unforeseen defects, and minimize the need for exploratory procedures. CBCT facilitates more effective care and more consistent successful outcomes.

At our office we utilize the Carestream 9000 cone beam (CBCT), which offers the highest resolution 3-D imaging at the lowest radiation dose.

Clinical applications of CBCT technology in endodontics include the following:

  • Detection and diagnosis of pathology at the root end of the teeth
  • Pre-operative assessment of the dental surgical area and treatment planning
  • Assessment and management of traumatic dental injuries
  • Evaluation of root canal anatomy and complex morphology
  • Detection of root fractures and root resorption
  • Evaluation of previously endodontically treated teeth
  • Dental implant work-up

Occasionally, dental defects or pathology that deems a tooth non-restorable will be revealed on a CBCT scan. If this happens, the endodontist will advise you that the tooth cannot be saved.

(Pictures of missed canal, vertical root fracture, extra tooth, and resorption)

Cone Beam Computed Tomography in Midland Cone Beam Computed Tomography 79705

 

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