Benefits of CBCT Medical Imaging

At Precision Endodontics, Dr. Aaron McCann performs medical imaging with cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) to diagnose your oral condition before proceeding with treatment. If you want comfortable and painless treatment, call our experienced Buffalo endodontist to set up a consultation. Here are a few of the benefits of CBCT medical imaging.

Benefits of CBCT Medical Imaging | Effective Diagnosis

Effective diagnosis is a key to effective treatment. Standard diagnostic devices, like X-rays and digital X-rays, only tell part of the story. In years past, that meant additional exploratory procedures on top of corrective ones. With cutting-edge Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) scanners, dentists and endodontists can use 3D images to plan corrective procedures more effectively.

The sharp images are the biggest advantage. For now, CBCT 3D images are the closest things to a 3D print. These precise imaging saves time during the actual procedure, often resulting in both a better result. A CBCT scan is completely non-invasive and performed in the open.  Furthermore, once the procedure is over, no radiation lingers inside the patient’s body

Benefits of CBCT Medical Imaging | CBCT vs. CT Scans

CBCT technology is truly cutting edge.  In addition to bone and hard dental structures, these devices image nerve pathways, soft tissues, and other areas in a single pass. Compared to conventional CT scans, which rely on high-output X-ray tubes, CBCT scans use much less radiation while performing essentially the same task. A cone-shaped X-ray beam quickly moves around the patient, generating multiple views (images) that offer sharp insight into the issues to be addressed and the best possible corrective action. There is no image overlap and the views are transmitted directly onto a solid-state sensor.

Benefits of CBCT Medical Imaging | When a CBCT Scan is Needed

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) scans are most commonly performed prior to:

  • Placing dental implants
  • Working on impacted teeth
  • Apexogenesis
  • Endodontic procedures

At Precision Endodontics, P.C., we invest in the latest technology to bring better solutions to our patients. Contact our Buffalo dental office today to schedule an appointment.

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