Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is one of the most significant advances in endodontics in the last decade. When used appropriately, it can greatly enhance the diagnosis and treatment planning of a variety of endodontic cases. However, it is important that each case is considered individually to ensure that the benefits provided by the scan outweigh the risks of the additional radiation.

The applications of CBCT in endodontics

Diagnosis of periapical pathology

Diagnosis of vertical root fracture

Dentoalveolar trauma

Assessment of complex root canal anatomy

Assessment of treatment complications

Assessment of root resorption

Surgical planning

CBCT imaging units offer an imaging mode tailored for endodontics. It allows capturing images with an extremely high resolution and a 75 μm voxel size – perfect for visualising small details.