How Cone Beam Computed Tomography Increases Endodontic Success

Leslie Miller, DDS Article, News Update, Newsletter

Endodontic treatment has benefited by the increased use of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). CBCT machines vary in their field of view (FOV) and image resolution capacity. The type of machine required in endodontics should have the highest resolution to visualize small objects, such as constricted canals or fractures. Resolution is determined by the size of the volumetric pixel, which is referred to as a voxel. According to the Nyqvist-Shannon Sampling Theorem, accurate representation of an analog signal (anatomy) needs to be sampled at a rate greater than twice the highest frequency (size) of the signal…

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This article is Reprinted with the permission of the Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society.

Treatment Considerations In Endodontics, Part 1

Leslie Miller, DDS Newsletter

The success of endodontic treatment hinges on the prevention of the spread of microorganisms or their toxins from the root canal space into the periradicular tissues. Residual microorganisms are capable of existing within the root canal system for years after treatment in multispecies biofilms.! Despite nutrient deprivation, a hostile environment and the presence of a functioning host immune system, these organisms can result in the persistence of disease and …

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