Using Cone Beam, Micro- And Nano- Computed Tomography in Endodontic Treatment

Betul Aycan Alim, Yildiz Garip Berker, Mehmet Burak Guneser, Asiye Nur Dincer


Many factors such as dental anatomy, root canal structure, localization of pathologies, biomechanical instrumentation and filling of the root canal affect the success of endodontic treatment. The use of radiographs is an important part of endodontic treatment. Resorption, root fracture, presence and location of lateral canals, determination of bone fenestrations, adaptation of root canal filling materials postoperatively, lesion follow-up, healing in periradicular tissues, imaging of bones and teeth in case of trauma are needed in three-dimensional imaging. Morphology of root canals, changes in root canal after instrumentation, root canal filling can be evaluated in three dimensions with micro-CT technique. Nano-BT is an up-to-date imaging method that uses a high-power X-ray source with only a few micron focal points. The aim of this review is to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of cone beam, micro-computed tomography and nano-computed tomography which is a new technology in endodontics.

Key words: endodontics, cone-beam tomography, micro-computed tomography, nano-computed tomography

DOI: 10.7176/JSTR/5-6-03

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ISSN (online) 2422-8702