How do I prepare? You      should      remove      anything      that      may interfere    with    the    imaging,    including    metal objects,   such   as   jewelry,   eyeglasses,   hairpins and   hearing   aids.   Although   removable   dental work   may   need   to   be   removed,   it   is   advisable to   bring   these   to   your   examination,   as   your dentist   or   oral   surgeon   may   need   to   examine these as well.
The Procedure The arm of the machine rotates around the head in a complete 360-degree rotation while capturing multiple images from different angles that are reconstructed to create a single 3-D image.  The x-ray source and detector are mounted on opposite sides and rotate in unison. In a single rotation, the detector can generate anywhere between 150 to 200 high resolution two-dimensional (2-D) images, which are then digitally combined to form a 3-D image that can provide your dentist or oral surgeon with valuable information about your oral and craniofacial health.
How is the procedure performed? You   will   be   asked   to   sit   in   the   exam   chair.      The technician   will   position   you   so   that   the   area   of interest   is   centered   in   the   beam.   You   will   be asked    to    remain    very    still    while    the    x-ray source   and   detector   revolve   around   you   for   a 360-degree   rotation   or   less.   This   typically   can take between 20 to 40 seconds.
Benefits Focused x-ray beam reduces scatter radiation, resulting in better image quality. A single scan produces a wide variety of views and angles that can be manipulated to provide a more complete evaluation. Cone beam CT scans provide more information than dental x-rays, allowing for more precise treatment planning. CT scanning is painless, noninvasive and accurate. A major advantage of CT is its ability to image bone and soft tissue at the same time. No radiation remains in a patient's body after a CT examination. X-rays used in CT scans should have no immediate side effects. Accurate placement of dental implants. Surgical planning for impacted teeth. Diagnosing temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Orthodontic issues. Evaluation of the jaw, sinuses, nerve canals and nasal cavity. Detecting, measuring and treating jaw tumors. Determining bone structure and tooth orientation. Locating the origin of pain or pathology. Cephalometric analysis. Reconstructive surgery.
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What will I feel during and after? You   will   not   experience   any   pain   during   a   cone beam   CT   exam,   and   you   will   be   able   to   return to    your    normal    activities    once    the    exam    is complete.
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