With the invention of computed tomography (CT) imaging came a game-changing technology employed by many endodontists and dentists today: the cone beam CT, or CBCT for short.
An X-ray beam shaped like a cone, the CBCT is capable of producing detailed imagery of the jaw, dentition, sinuses, nasal cavity, facial bone and hard tissues - providing many advantages for practitioners and their patients.
Cone beam CTS allow endodontists and medical professionals alike to develop 3D diagnostic images that are higher quality and more detailed compared to the 2D images created by traditional X-rays - which is why we’re proud to employ this cutting-edge technology at our Don Mills endodontic clinic.
Cone beam imaging is more accurate than 2D imaging due to its process’s ability to reduce scatter radiation. A single CBCT scan can develop a vast variety of different views, as well as simultaneously capturing images of a patient’s bone and soft skin tissue.
The cone beam scan process is completely non-invasive, pain-free, and safe for patients as it uses the lowest radiation dose necessary in order to create an image quality adequate for accurate diagnosis.
The CBCT scan helps our endodontist in Don Mills to effectively plan root canal therapy through determining the status of a patient’s tooth root, whether (and/ or where) a RCT is required, and, if a tooth extraction is necessary. It also helps endodontists and dentists to accurately locate and ensure protection of the critical alveolar nerve prior to any oral surgeries or root canal procedures.
Furthermore, CBCT technology even helps dental practitioners to identify other potential causes for concern in the mouth - such as any potential lesions, cysts or tumors, among other necessary visualizations.
Cone beam imaging also plays a role in helping assess how a patient’s mouth is healing following a surgical procedure.
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