The use of three-dimensional X-rays (CBCT) for an accurate diagnosis if necessary:
What is a CBCT scan?
It's basically a hologram, a '3D X-ray'.
Why do I need these x-rays?
Dentists will prescribe this type of x-ray for a number of reasons. Sometimes we want to see a 3D image before surgery or transplant for your safety. Other times, we need to see jaw joints, sinuses, or some unusual anatomy, such as how close the wisdom tooth roots are to the jaw nerve, tooth root fractures or wisdom teeth extractions.
How long will it take?
There are a number of different scans, but a typical scan lasts less than 10 minutes. You will have to remove any face jewelry, hearing aids, and neck chains. Your doctor will check that the scan contains all the information we need, so if you're from an outpatient clinic, you'll be at our clinic about twenty minutes.