CT Scanning (CBCT)

3D Dental Imaging & CT Scanning may be extremely useful in complex cases such as:

  • Surgical planning for impacted teeth
  • Diagnosing TMJ or other oral disorders
  • Dental implant placement
  • Evaluation of the jaw, sinus cavities, nerves, and nasal cavity

To get a better view of the anatomy of your face, mouth, and teeth, we use a high-tech cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) machine in our office. This advanced X-ray technique provides the best details of your anatomy, including soft tissue and bone, allowing us to specialize in treatment for improved outcomes.

Cone Beam CT Scan Machine

How does CBCT work?

Unlike traditional 2-D X-rays, a CBCT machine rotates around the body, taking a large number of images using a cone-shaped X-ray beam which the computer then puts together to give us a three-dimensional view of structures. This type of imaging gives us more information to work with when diagnosing, treating, and preparing you for oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures such as dental implant placement and the removal of impacted wisdom teeth.

How do I prepare for CBCT?

No special preparation is required, however, you should wear comfortable clothing and remove any metal jewelry, eyeglasses, and dentures prior to the exam. CBCT is quick, comfortable, and painless.

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Providing you with exceptional & compassionate oral surgery care is our no. 1 priority!

Minnesota Locations: Woodbury Office Phone Number 651-233-2140 Wisconsin Locations: Hudson Office Phone Number 715-690-3040 Book an Appointment

Radiation and CBCT

As with any X-ray procedure, there is a slight rise in cancer risk with excessive exposure to radiation. However, CBCT machines produce less radiation than traditional CT scanners, and we use them only when we need a more comprehensive image than traditional X-rays can provide. Let us know if you think there is any chance you may be pregnant.

If you have any questions about 3-D imaging or the other services we provide at The Oral Surgery Center, please call us at Woodbury Office Phone Number 651-233-2140.