5849 Buffalo Gap Road
Abilene, TX 79606
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:
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)