Facts About CAT Scan
CBCT scanning or Cone Beam Computed Tomography
Dental Cone Beam CT. Dental cone beam Computed Tomography (CT) is a unique type of x-ray system used if normal dental or facial x-rays are not enough. Your dentist uses this technology in order to create three dimensional (3-D) images of your teeth, gums (soft tissues), nerve pathways and bone in a single scan. A CT scan uses a machine shaped like a large donut to take x-rays at multiple angles.
Why use a CT scan?
- Give the dentist the ability to visualize true 3D view of teeth, the jaws and facial bones, as well as other important parts of the head and neck region in concise highly detailed way
- Orthodontists and Pediatric dentists use CT Scans to examine the growth stages of bone and teeth structures
- Cosmetic dentists and prosthodontists use it for imaging teeth, bite and Temporo-Mandibular Joints (TMJ). Also, they further use it for analyzing and rebuilding teeth, implants and bites with crowns
- Oral surgeons use it to find disease, determine fractures due to trauma, the position of teeth and more
- Periodontists use to assess bone loss gum attachment levels in fine detail as to make well informed diagnoses.
- Endodontists use CBCT scans because they are detailed enough to look into root canals smaller than a millimeter and to diagnose and treat abscessed teeth, or identify minute canals that do not show up readily on 2D x-rays.