A factor that cannot be ignored is the identification of defects not visible on panoramic or periapical films. This eliminates misdiagnosis or adding procedures during surgery that patients had not expected. The regular 2D X-ray image suggests a possible issue with an endodontic treatment. However, it is insufficient for a clear diagnosis and uncertainty may remain. Alternatively, the sagittal multi-planar reconstruction view from the PreXion3D CBCT scan clearly reveals a root fracture. With the PreXion3D CBCT, one can increase diagnostic accuracy and confidence, reducing the risk for the patient.
Conventional 2D images (Panorama / Periapical) can only be evaluated from one set angle. On the contrary, 3D images provided by CBCT can be evaluated from different angles. Accurate and detailed information on the inner structure can be obtained.
The panoramic image below shows only a slight shadow. However, the PreXion3D (MPR: Coronal view) reveals the state of the eruption and the exact position of the maxillary impacted canine tooth. The 3D Volume Rendering (VR) view reveals even more detailed information of the impaction.