3-D Cone Beam Imaging
Our office is utilizing the GENDEX 3-D Cone Beam Imaging system. This imaging system provides high definition digital images and high tech information that would otherwise go unseen. The cone beam scan is the most thorough and accurate facial imaging technology available today. This advanced imaging technology creates a three dimensional digital model of specific areas of your mouth, including soft tissue and bony structures. The 3-D reconstruction reveals jaws and teeth structures, and helps us to detect and evaluate conditions and pathologies. This high resolution result gives practitioners and patients a better understanding of findings and treatment options.
Why Cone Beam CT?
This one scan can clearly display TMJ disorders, impacted teeth, cracked teeth, hidden infections, critical bone and tooth relationships, oral-nasal airway, mandibular nerve canal and difficult to see regions.
How does it work?
The 360 degree scan of your head and mouth is fast and painless. Cone beam converts a series of low-dose images into high resolution views through sophisticated space-age 3D software.
Level of radiation
The cone beam scan delivers a radiation dose that is 1/10 of a conventional medical CT scan. Also, it is made better by 3-D technology and software.
Advantages of the GENDEX 3D Cone Beam Scan
- Procedure time is as short as 20 seconds
- Patient upright in open environment
- Less radiation than traditional cat scan
- Lower cost to patient, no referral to outside providers
- 3-D images can be shared with corresponding doctors
Why have this kind of scan?
The cone beam scan is the most thorough and accurate image available today. High-resolution, digitally-enhanced pictures provide layers of information that can be separated to view aspects of your mouth, face, and jaws.
A cavitaion is considered a lesion often located in old extraction sites and under or near the roots of root canal teeth, dead teeth, and wisdom teeth. Sometimes the lesions spread extensively from these locations throughout the jawbone and may penetrate the sinuses or totally encompass the jaw nerve. The latest scientific studies have proven these lesions to be highly neurotoxic. Therefore, they inhibit protein and enzyme absorption, essential for all cellular functions, contributing to or inducing systemic cellular disease. When the lesion is accessed, doctors have found, through tissue analysis, the area to be ischemic (lacking in oxygen), necrotic (dead), osteomyelitic (bone-infected), gangrenous and therefore very toxic.
Read more about Dental Cavitations
- Diagnosis of unhealthy bone density - cavitations
- Oral surgery analysis
- Implant planning
- Orthodontic decisions
- Cephalometric analysis
- Facial or dental trauma
- Airway studies
- Impacted teeth
- Periodontal disease
- Jaw tumors