Why Our Office Uses CBCT Scans

When it comes to caring for your teeth, we want to provide you with the best and most accurate treatment. That’s why we use a special type of scan called Cone Beam Computed Tomography, or CBCT. Here’s what you need to know about why it’s important for your care:

1. What Is CBCT?

CBCT is a type of advanced X-ray that gives us a 3D image of your teeth, jaw, and other structures in your mouth. Unlike regular dental X-rays that show a flat image, CBCT allows us to see from different angles, providing much more detail.

2. Why Do We Use It?

CBCT scans help us understand what’s going on in your mouth more thoroughly. Here’s how they benefit you:

  • Accurate Diagnosis:  With 3D images, we can identify problems like fractures, infections, or unusual tooth formations that might be hard to see with traditional X-rays.
  • Precise Treatment Planning:  By seeing a detailed view of your teeth and bone, we can plan your treatment more precisely. This can make procedures like root canals or surgeries more effective and safer.
  • Reduced Risk:  Because we can see more, there’s less guesswork. This means fewer complications and a better outcome for you.

3. Is It Safe?

Yes, CBCT is safe. Although it uses X-rays to create images, the amount of radiation is low and focused only on the area we need to examine. We always follow strict safety guidelines to ensure you’re exposed to the lowest possible radiation.

4. What Should I Expect During the Scan?

The CBCT scan is quick and easy. You’ll sit or stand still while a machine moves around your head, capturing images from different angles. It usually takes less than a minute, and you won’t feel anything during the process.

5. How Will It Help Me?

Using CBCT scans allows us to provide you with more accurate and effective dental care. This means better outcomes, shorter treatment times, and a smoother overall experience.

If you have any questions about CBCT scans or any other aspect of your dental care, please don’t hesitate to ask. We’re here to make sure you understand your treatment and feel comfortable throughout the process.