Visit Our Oral Surgeon When You Need a Cone Beam CT Scan
The cone beam CT scan has revolutionized the field of dental and oral health, becoming a vital tool for clinicians at Premier Oral Surgery. This advanced three-dimensional imaging technology offers a comprehensive and detailed view of a patient’s facial anatomy, allowing for greater accuracy when planning complex dental procedures. With cone beam CT scans, professionals at Premier Oral Surgery can visualize structures that weren’t visible using traditional X-ray methods, such as the position of nerves, the shape of tooth roots and the density of surrounding bone. This level of insight not only ensures an accurate diagnosis but also optimizes surgical planning and patient outcomes, reducing recovery time and the chance of complications. Full-cranial cone-beam CT (computed tomography) is the technology that provides highly accurate 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning, and treatment of oral surgery.
What is a Cone Beam CT Scan?
This technology provides full-cranial, highly accurate 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning, and treatment of orthodontics, implantology, TMJ analysis, airway assessment, oral and orthognathic surgery, and other dental procedures. Undistorted, anatomically correct views of the jaws, teeth, and facial bones along with cross-sectional (bucco-lingual), axial, coronal, sagittal, cephalometric, and panoramic views are easily generated. Three-dimensional images enable a level of anatomical accuracy and patient care not possible with 2-D technologies.
What Should You Expect?
Getting a cone beam CT scan is as painless as having an X-ray taken. The procedure won’t take more than a few minutes and a rendering will be available soon after. You will be shielded with a lead apron and asked to stand in front of the machine. You will be then be asked to bite down and standstill. The machine will rotate around your head and a 3D image will be made.
Cone Beam CT Scans Assist in the Setting of Dental Implants & Much More
At Premier Oral Surgery, we make use of cone beam technology to produce accurate three-dimensional images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways, and bone in a single scan. This way, our physicians are able to properly diagnose various dental diseases. In fact, cone beam CT scan is often used to place dental implants, diagnose the temporomandibular joint disorder, conduct surgical planning for impacted teeth, and much more.
If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment at our convenient location, don’t waste another moment. Contact the team at Premier Oral Surgery to learn more about cone beam CT scans. Our certified team members are always standing by to assist patients throughout Norwalk, CT, and the surrounding communities. We make use of the latest diagnostic technologies to ensure the prolonged dental health of our local patients!