Diagnostic imaging is a cornerstone of effective dental and periodontal care. Before a treatment plan can be recommended, Dr. Everett will first have to accurately diagnose your condition. Before your condition can be diagnosed, he will have to obtain a clear picture of your teeth, gums, and supportive structures. With CBCT, or cone beam computed tomography, we can create highly-detailed 3D images of your jawbone, as well as the soft tissues that make up the rest of your oral structures. Our advanced imaging center helps patients save time and money by eliminating the need to wait for diagnostic images from their general dentists or other dental health specialists.
What is CT Imaging?
For decades, computed tomography scans (also known as computed axial tomography, or CAT scans) have given doctors and specialists an unprecedented advantage. The scans are similar to X-rays, but rotate to gain a three dimensional view of a patient’s body/head. Also, CT scans allow us to view various kinds of tissues (such as bone, ligaments, and soft periodontal tissues) at the same time, eliminating the need for more than one type of diagnostic scan.
The Benefits of Cone Beam Technology
Cone beam computed tomography utilizes a cone-shaped beam to create a smaller, faster, and safer CT imaging tool that fits comfortably in your dental specialist’s office. CBCT scans typically only take about a minute to complete, and the radiation that it emits is up to 100 times less than that of a regular CT scan. From diagnosing oral health conditions to planning dental implant placement, CBCT will help make your treatment plan quicker, more comfortable, and significantly more effective.
More Precise Diagnoses and Treatment with CBCT Scanning
CBCT scanning ensures more detailed images for more precise diagnoses and treatment planning, while also optimizing your time and comfort. To learn more, schedule a visit by emailing DrEverett@highplainsperio.com, or calling our office in Lubbock, TX at 806-686-1262. We offer a free consultation (typically valued at $400) that includes any radiographs Dr. Everett may need for proper diagnosis and to develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs and desires.