A dental can beam CT scan is a special type of x-ray producing detailed 3-D images of your jaws and teeth, and soft tissues, as well as nerves and blood vessels. It is very safe as the radiation produced by the scanner is concentrated into a beam shape, so it is significantly lower compared with ordinary dental x-rays.
Why Would I Need a Cone Beam CT Scan?
A cone beam CT scan is routinely used when planning orthodontic treatments, and it is extremely useful in detecting and diagnosing impacted teeth, and for planning the surgery to remove them. We may suggest a cone beam CT scan if we think you have temporomandibular joint disorder, a potentially painful problem affecting your jaw joints. A cone beam CT scan is essential for accurate placement of dental implants as we can manipulate the 3-D images deciding precisely where to place each implant, creating a treatment plan that is replicated accurately during surgery.
You don’t need to do any special preparation for a CT scan, but you will need to remove anything that could interfere with the imaging such as eyeglasses, jewellery, hearing aids and any other metal objects. The scanner rotates around you, and you simply Read More