Edition V03N03 | Year 2013 | Editorial Original Article | Pages 62 to 68
Introduction: Diagnosis and planning of new interventions are crucial when implementing a treatment. One method routinely used to assist diagnosis is the periapical radiograph, however, with this technique, anatomical structures are compressed into two-dimensional images.
Objective: The aim of this study was to show the importance of CBCT in endodontic diagnosis before endodontic retreatment of buccal perforation of which clinical resolution was planned, guided and executed after image visualization with cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). After diagnosis, immediate clinical therapy comprising retreatment via canal, sealing the perforation with MTA, root rehabilitation with fiberglass post and crown shielding with composite resin was carried out in a single session.