There’s a good chance you’ve already had dental x-rays, or you’ll be getting them soon. In planning and performing your procedure, your oral surgeon uses these images to ensure precision and accuracy. An x-ray called a dental CT (CAT) scan might be required in certain circumstances.
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CT 3D scans, which are also known as dental cone beam computed tomography, are X-rays that provide more detailed three-dimensional images of:
● The Jawbone
● Other bones in the face
● Nerve paths
● Soft tissues
Access Oral Surgery offers CT 3D scans from the comfort and convenience of our office. By using the technology, the surgical team can examine your mouth in detail for early and effective diagnosis and treatment.
Access Oral Surgery uses CT 3D scanning when a routine dental X-ray is insufficient. Our surgeons can create precise surgical plans with this cutting-edge imaging equipment, resulting in safer and more effective operations. An advanced scan may be recommended for:
● Implant placement assessment
● Plan and monitor orthodontic treatment for teeth
● Plan treatment for TMJ dysfunction
● Identify abnormal teeth and other developmental abnormalities
● Plan for wisdom tooth removal
● Plan restorative procedures for dental injuries
● Analyze the extent of facial trauma and develop a treatment plan
● Find out if the bones or teeth are infected or damaged
In order to perform the scan, you will need to remove any jewelry, eyeglasses, hearing aids, or other devices that may interfere with it. During the scan, the scanner takes dozens of images of your head and face, generating a digital 3D model of your head.
Your surgeon may also take traditional dental X-rays during the scan. It usually takes less than a minute.
A 3D CT dental scan is a very safe procedure. Access Oral Surgery provides lead aprons and other protective devices to minimize your exposure as much as possible, even though they require more radiation than traditional X-rays.
Call Access Oral Surgery today to schedule an appointment to learn more about IV Sedation. Our online booking system is also available for booking your appointment. We serve the greater Charleston area- Mount Pleasant and Summerville in South Carolina.