Dental CT Scan and Digital Radiography
A Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan is a specialized X-ray technique that capable of creating 3D cross sectional images of the body. CT Scans produce images that appear as slices and can be used in a wide variety of medical and industrial applications. There is always a risk involved with the radiation exposure associated with X-ray technology, but most professionals in the medical community are in consensus that the advantages of obtaining these images far outweighs the potential harm of exposure to insignificant amounts of radiation.
Dental CT Scans & X-Rays available in Oxnard at Carson & Carson, DDS
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Purpose of Dental CT Scans
CT Scans provide incredibly detailed 3D, high resolution pictures that can provide unique and potentially life-saving information about virtually every part of the body including the:
- adrenal glands
- spinal cord
- blood vessels
A huge advantage of getting a CT over a normal X-ray is that a CT Scan can capture both soft tissues and bones in a single scan giving medical professionals more information to work with in a shorter time. For this reason, CT Scans are particularly useful in: diagnosing muscle & bone problems, guiding surgical procedures, pinpointing internal injuries or problems like infections, blood clots or tumors, and the diagnosis and monitoring of cancer.
Benefits of Dental CT Scans
- CTs are a highly accurate & pain free scanning experience.
- There is no lingering radiation after a CT has been performed.
- A single scan provides many analyzable angles and images.
- Allows more accurate planning for impacted teeth and the placement of dental implants.
- Professional & experienced evaluation of nasal cavity, nerve canals, jaw, and sinuses.
- Provides imaging for diagnosing: temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), jaw tumors and dental infections, tooth orientation problems, and locating the source of oral pain.
The Process & Things to expect of CT Scans
A CT Scan is typically a quick and easy procedure – our CTs only take 10-15 seconds and have low radiation levels due to super sensitive sensors. The scan is completely painless, but you may hear some clicking or whirling noises coming from the scanner during an exam. There may be periods of time where we ask you to hold your breath as well. Most importantly, it is critical for you to lie as still as possible during a CT Scan to ensure the highest accuracy of readings.
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