A dental CT, or CAT scan, is a special X-ray technology that produces a precise three dimensional cross-sectional image of the mouth. The technology provides the ability to visualize true anatomy of the teeth, jaws and facial skeleton in extreme detail compared to conventional two dimensional X-rays.
Dental CT scans can greatly benefit patients by enhancing diagnosis and treatment planning to prolong the life of teeth.
The Dental CT scan can be used in many ways, such as:
- Imaging the teeth, the bite and Temporo-Mandibular Joints (TMJ) to help analyze and rebuild teeth, bites with crowns and implants.
- Helping find disease, determine fractures due to trauma, and identify missing or impacted teeth; for example determining the proximity of wisdom teeth to nerves and sinuses.
- Looking into minute root canals, to diagnose and treat abscessed teeth, and even identify tiny accessory canals that do not show easily on conventional X-rays.
- Helping assess bone loss gum attachment levels in greater detail to make more precise diagnoses.
To learn more about Dental CT scans, call Brookside Dental Care today, (610) 624-6070.