What is Dental CBCT?
Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a special type of x-ray machine used in situations where regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. It is not used routinely because the radiation exposure from this scanner is significantly more than regular dental x-rays. See the Safety page for more information about x-rays. This type of CT scanner uses a special type of technology to generate three dimensional (3-D) images of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve paths and bone in the craniofacial region in a single scan. Images obtained with cone beam CT allow for more precise treatment planning.
CBCT scans result in very precise and clear pictures of a patients teeth. Since this procedure releases small amounts of radiation Zalatan Dental takes necessary precautions by using lead mats to cover important body areas. Also, children should not have a scan unless it is essential to their diagnosis since they are more sensitive to radiation of all kinds.
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