Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is the gold standard of imaging technology for endodontics, providing accurate and high-quality 3-D representations of the teeth, jaws, and surrounding tissues. Integrative Endodontics uses CBCT technology to assist in diagnosing issues accurately, planning your treatment, and monitoring the healing process afterwards. The result: more effective care and improved patient outcomes.
During a CBCT scan, the machine rotates around the patient, capturing images using a cone-shaped X-ray beam. These images are then used to construct a digital 3-D representation of the patient's teeth, mouth, jaw, and other areas of the face and head. CBCT imaging technology is much better at diagnosing fractures in teeth and at providing a detailed view of a tooth’s internal structure. Unlike regular X-rays, CBCT scans are able to differentiate between bone, teeth, airway, paranasal sinuses, and sometimes soft tissue—while avoiding the limitations of 2-D images like superimposing structures on top of each other and limited ability to discern depth.