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RESEARCH ARTICLE

CBCT IN CONSERVATIVE DENTISTRY AND ENDODONTICS - A REVIEW

Prakash Lokhande, G.B SHIVAMURTHY, SAURAV KR SRIVASTAVA

Citation Information : Lokhande P, SHIVAMURTHY G, KR SRIVASTAVA S. CBCT IN CONSERVATIVE DENTISTRY AND ENDODONTICS - A REVIEW. CODS J Dent 2013; 5 (2):52-55.

DOI: 10.5005/cods-5-2-52

License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Published Online: 00-09-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) has been specifically designed to produce undistorted three-dimensional information of the maxillofacial skeleton, including the teeth and their surrounding tissues with a significantly lower effective radiation dose compared with conventional computed tomography (CT). The system overcomes many of the limitations of conventional radiography by producing undistorted, three-dimensional images of the area under examination. These properties make this form of imaging particularly suitable for use in endodontics. The clinician can obtain an enhanced appreciation of the anatomy being assessed, leading to an improvement in the detection of endodontic disease and resulting in more effective treatment planning. In addition, CBCT operates with a significantly lower effective radiation dose when compared with conventional computed tomography (CT). The aim of this paper is to review current literature on the applications and limitations of CBCT in the management of endodontic problems.


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