Cone Beam CT Scan

What is a cone beam CT scan?

CT scans are crucial for allowing us to see below the surface of your smile. These special x-ray scans give us a clear view of any underlying bone, nerve pathways and soft tissues. These x-rays give us a larger image of your teeth and jaw. They are often needed prior to oral surgery or if you are experiencing a jaw or bone-related problem.

Why would a cone beam CT scan be needed?

CT scans are simple, quick and incredibly effective at taking high-quality images for us to review. They use a minimal amount of radiation, and many of our patients find them to be easier than typical intraoral dental x-rays. Most of our patients are good candidates for these scans. We will determine if a scan is needed depending on the type of treatment you need.

What Is A Cone Beam Ct Scan

What makes you a candidate for a cone beam CT scan?

CT scans are simple, quick and incredibly effective at taking high-quality images for us to review. They use a minimal amount of radiation, and many of our patients find them to be easier than typical intraoral dental x-rays. Most of our patients are good candidates for these scans. We will determine if a scan is needed depending on the type of treatment you need.

What happens during the cone beam CT scan?

The CT scan involves standing in the middle of a large machine. A lead apron is draped over your body and you’ll be instructed to rest your chin on a small chin bar. The machine then circles your head, taking an image as it rotates around. The image is available for viewing immediately. We use these findings to help create your own personal treatment plan. You can request a copy of your CT scan at any time by talking with one of our office staff members.

For a consultation to see if a CT scan may help in your treatment, , call us today to schedule an appointment.

Why Would A Cone Beam Ct Scan Be Needed