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Journal ID : TMJ-18-04-2022-11264
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Title : Cone beam computed tomography in Endodontic – a review of the literature

Abstract :

The objective of this paper is to (i) Review current literature on the endodontic applications of CBCT; (ii) Based on current evidence make recommendations for the use of CBCT in Endodontics; (iii) Highlight the areas in which more research is required. CBCT systems are available that provide small field of view images at low dose with sufficient spatial resolution for applications in endodontic diagnosis, treatment guidance, and post treatment evaluation. This article provides a literature review and pictorial demonstration of CBCT as an imaging adjunct for endodontics. This can be ascribed to high radiation exposure, cost factor. Since it limits the radiation exposure and rapidly provides 3D reconstructed images which have been proven to be accurate in all aspects. This paper reviews the importance of three dimensional CBCT technology over conventional two dimensional imaging system along with its potential drawbacks. A systematic literature search was performed by using electronic databases, using PubMed database racecourse followed by extensive hand researched finally included All the articles eligible to be included in the review were in the English language and ranged from the year 2000 to the present. Also all the studies reviewed were based on the various uses of cone beam computed tomography in the field of endodontics. Studies demonstrate the advantages of CBCT over conventional imaging for almost all endodontic applications, with the exception of assessing the quality of root canal fillings. It is clear that the usefulness of the CBCT cannot be disputed. Of course, availability, dose and costs must be considered when prescribing CBCT imaging for the patient.

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