Cone Beam CT:
Our practice utilizes state of the art, small volume cone beam CT (computed tomography) technology that provides highly accurate, 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning and treatment of endodontic disease. This allows three dimensional visualization of teeth, bone, sinuses and surrounding structures with minimal radiation to the patient, enabling a level of anatomical accuracy and patient care not possible with 2-D technologies (regular dental x-rays). With the addition of cone beam CT technology to our office, our practice is committed to providing innovative, high quality, patient care.
The Cone Beam Scanner (CBCT) creates a high quality, three dimensional image of a tooth or teeth and supporting structures, using low radiation exposure. This makes possible targeted, precise and effective treatment. The advanced technology of the Kodak 3D scanner generates a three dimensional image of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve paths and bone in the craniofacial region in a single scan. This is an extremely beneficial aid to our ability to deliver precisely targeted and effective treatment.
CBCT scans are only taken when necessary. The CBCT scanner provides a cost effective way to garner information about endodontic conditions that cannot be obtained using conventional, two-dimensional imagery. This allows Dr. Thomas and Dr. Do to better detect, locate and treat endodontic conditions such as abscess formation, resorption and complex anatomy. Unlike a conventional dental x-ray, a CBCT scan can distinguish the differences among various tissues, such as bone, teeth, nerves and soft tissue.
Moreover, CBCT scans often provide information that helps unnecessary treatment to be avoided.