Cone Beam Scanner
Here at Carolina Mountain Endodontics we want you to have the best in diagnostic treatment, whatever your oral ailment may be. In some cases, traditional x-rays or dental scans simply will not do the trick. We use the most cutting-edge technology to make sure that we can always help find a solution to your dilemma. This includes a Cone Beam CT machine, which helps us to find, and resolve, any problems with your teeth.
What is a Cone Beam CT Machine?
Dental and facial x-rays are commonly used and do a great job helping us find and identify problems within your teeth. However, it is not always enough to get us all the way to the source of the problem. A Cone Beam CT machine allows us to not only see within your teeth but to produce a full 3D computerized structure of your face. This includes teeth, sinus pathways, nerves, and soft tissues as well, which can’t be achieved another way. The best part?
It only takes a single scan to get all of the information we need to diagnose a problem. From there, we can continue using the information we have gathered to develop a treatment plan.
Do I Have to Prepare?
You will be happy to hear that there is no preparation for this scan. You may be asked to wear a gown, so wear loose fitting or comfortable clothing just in case, and we advise you to leave your jewelry at home. Be sure to let us know if you are pregnant.
What is it Used for?
This is usually a diagnostic tool. We can use it to map out your oral features to find a problem and find the right solution for your individual needs. We can use this scan to plan for surgery, whether that is impacted teeth or an issue with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). It is also a great option for reconstructive or cosmetic surgery along with orthodontic procedures that may require surgery as well. We can use a Cone Beam CT Machine to find loosened or displaced dental implants or to simply ensure that they have healed and taken hold correctly.
Another great use is finding tumors in the jaw or sinuses we may not otherwise be able to see. We also often use it as a way to find and diagnose painful areas in your mouth and face that we cannot diagnose another way. Finally, we can just perform a general evaluation this way, including your sinuses, nasal cavities, and nerve canals, which we cannot easily see another way.
If you have an upcoming procedure and want to know if a Cone Beam CT scan can help you, give Carolina Mountain Endodontics a call today (828) 627-1999. We would be more than happy to explain how it all works and what such a scan could do for you. Set up a diagnostic appointment today and you will be sure to feel comfortable with our friendly and knowledgeable staff.