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CBCT saved me - Courtesy ROOTS

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From: Mark Dreyer
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 6:07 PM
Subject: [roots] CBCT saved me

So is this still an implant forum or is there any endo being 
shared still?  LOL

I would likely have left this mb2 untreated had the cbct not 
given me clear evidence that I needed to keep on troughing deeper. 
I was getting uncomfortable about how deep I was troughing, even in
the presence of the landmark dessicated pulp, so I packed the four
canals I'd found and took a cbct.

The axial slice I attached here gave me the confidence to know I 
had to keep on going.  Before doing the cbct I took a couple angled 
2D rads, and there wasn't clear indication of a missed mb2 at least
not at my level of ability to interpret those rads.

Cool db2 canal showing on the cbct.

So does anyone think I've screwed the pooch restoratively by going 
after this canal and weakening the mb root?

BTW, that is a cavit temp filling with palatal post space (ultracal 
in post space).  This referring doc doesn't allow me to do buildups 
and wants posts in every toot. -  Mark

axial slice

axial slice

Protaper flaring

6 yr old Empress

Cvek pulpotomy

Middle mesial

Endo misdiagnosis

MTA retrofill

Resin core

BW importance

Bicuspid tooth

Necrotic #8 treatment

Finding MB2 / MB3

Deep in a canal

Broken file retrieval

Molar cases

Pushed over apex

MB2 and palatal canal

Long lower third

Veneer cases

CT Implant surgury

Weird Anatomy

Apical trifurcation

Canal and Ultrasonics

Cotton stuffed chamber

Pulp floor sandblasting

Silver point removal

Difficult acute curve

Marked swelling

5 canaled premolar

Sealer overextension

Complex anatomy

Secondary caries

Zygomatic arch

Confluent mesials

LL 1st molar (#19)

Shaping vs Cleaning

First bicuspid

In Vivo mesial view

Inaccesible canals

Premolar 45

Ortho and implant


Lateral incisor


Churning irrigant

Cold lateral

Tipped to lingual

Acute pulpitis images

Middle distal canal

Silver point

Crown preparation

Epiphany healing

Weird anatomy

Dual Xenon

Looking for MB2

Upper molar resorption

Acute apical abcess

Finding MB2

Gingival inflammation

Irreversible pulpitis

AG BU ortho band

TF Files

using TF files

Broken bur

Warm technique

Restorative prognosis

Tooth # 20 and #30

Apical third

3 canal premolar

Severe curvature

Interesting anatomy

Chamber floor

Zirconia crown

Dycal matrix

Cracked tooth

Tooth structure loss

Multiplanar curves