Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) uses the same technology as the CT scan available at your nearby hospital. This type of CT (CAT scan) is particularly useful for Dentistry as it has a smaller window and exposes only a small portion of your body to x-rays. It provides a 3D image of the part of your mouth that is of interest and lots more information than the 2 dimensional x-rays that are most commonly used in Dentistry.
CBCT is most often used for:
- Treatment planning for dental implant placement
- Treatment planning of surgery for removal of third molars (and other impacted teeth) when they are close to a nerve canal or other important structure(s)
- Helping to diagnose and treatment plan pathology
- Helping to determine the cause of an infection or pain
Our Office is equipped with a Kodak/Carestream CBCT machine that produces very high resolution images using very low dose radiation. Our machine is available for immediate use for our patients when they visit and by referral for patients from other Dentists.