Cone Beam CT Scanner

cbct machineWe do our best to offer the latest, state-of-the-art technology that is effective and safe. The Kodak 9000 CBCT X-Ray machine has proven to be an incredibly valuable tool for diagnosis and treatment option planning by allowing us view a 3D image of the tooth. The image can then be rotated on a computer screen and viewed from all directions, which gives us more detailed information and ensures successful treatment.

The CBCT takes approximately 15-20 seconds to scan the desired area. After the scan is finished, it only takes a few minutes to configure the images.

Because the safety of our patients is our number-one priority, we use a smaller or limited field-of-view with the CBCT machine to decrease radiation exposure and increase the resolution, improving diagnostic accuracy. A lead apron is always worn during the CBCT scan to limit radiation to the rest of the body.

Here are a few of the ways we use CBCT:

  • To view complex root canal anatomy
  • To assist in diagnosing periapical root tip changes with more accuracy
  • To assist in treatment planning for teeth that have already had a root canal
  • To detect possible missed root canals, accessory canals, or calcified canals
  • To determine the extent and time of tooth resorption or perforations
  • To aid in treatment planning for endodontic microsurgery
  • To assist in diagnosis and management of traumatic injuries

To learn more about the CBCT, click here

With the addition of cone-beam CT technology to our office, our practice is committed to providing innovative, high-quality, patient care.