ENDO 14 (2020), No. 1 (17.03.2020)
Use of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in the assessment of a complex horizontal root fracture: long-term follow-up
Diaz, Silvina Carol / Gutmann, James L. / Ferreyra, Sonia
Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a significant tool in the diagnosis and treatment planning of challenges under the scope of endodontics and in assessing outcomes in particularly complicated cases, although the vast majority of published studies focus on periapical healing following nonsurgical root canal procedural, surgical outcomes and resorptive repair. However, one of the true indications for the use of CBCT is the diagnosis and management of dentoalveolar trauma, especially root fractures. While there is controversy on the ability of CBCT to clearly identify vertical fractures, few studies address the use of CBCT focusing on the nature of horizontal tooth trauma, and in particular its outcome.
Keywords: cone beam computed tomography, CBCT, coronal luxation horizontal root fracture, long-term outcomes, osseous healing, pulpal diagnosis, radicular repair