New technological innovations make your life better in several areas. While you may be thinking about the latest cell phone or medical equipment, your dental care also benefits from these improvements. Among one of the most revolutionary pieces of advanced dental technology in Yuba City is a CT scanner. This gives your dentist in-depth images to show more than what’s seen on a traditional X-ray. This plays an invaluable role in creating accurate diagnosis and treatment plans to help you reach your best smile possible.
What is the Sirona CT Scan?
Whether you see a specialist or a practice-based dentist, the Sirona CT Scan creates a 3D model of your mouth. The imaging equipment takes painless scans of your oral structures in their entirety. Your dentist will see more than just your jawbone and teeth. Instead, they can also see the soft tissues, nerve pathways, and bone, which are all recreated in a three-dimensional image.
The scan integrates with other state-of-the-art technology, which allows your dentist to view the images on a large screen. They can magnify a specific location to see even the smallest detail in your mouth. Your dentist can quickly detect complications while they are still in the early stages of development. They can also use the information to create treatment plans that have pinpoint accuracy.
What are the Benefits of a CT Scan?
A CT scan takes traditional imaging a step further to view areas that can’t always be seen with the naked eye or an X-ray. They also provide several other advantages, such as:
- High-quality, detailed images.
- View various angles using a single scan.
- Precise treatment plans.
- Painless, noninvasive, and accurate.
- View the bone and soft tissues with one image.
- No long-term radiation exposure.
- No immediate side effects.
How Can a CT Scan Help Me?
Your dentist can use a CT scan to aid several areas of your dental care, including:
- Assessment and surgical planning of impacted teeth.
- Diagnosing TMJ (temporomandibular) disorders.
- Determining the location to insert dental implants.
- Evaluating the jaw, sinuses, nerve canals, and nasal cavities.
- Detecting and measuring jaw or oral tumors.
- Determining tooth orientation and bone structures.
- Detecting the source of pain or pathology.
- Reconstructive surgery.
What Can I Expect with a CT Scan?
A CT scan doesn’t require any extra preparation, but you will need to remove any metal objects to avoid causing any disruption with the equipment. You may be asked to sit in a chair or rest on a table to allow the machine to perform a 360-degree rotation to capture several images at once. There will not be any pain or discomfort. On average, you can expect the entire process to take about 1 minute. Now, your dentist will have added insight into your oral health to ensure your smile lasts for a lifetime.
Benefit from the Best Today
You deserve to benefit from the best when it comes to your oral health. Choose a modern dental office that embraces elite technology to enhance your dental experience.
About Dr. Ajaipal Sekhon
Dr. Sekhon attended dental school at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. He strives to provide his patients with the personalized services their teeth and gums need to stay healthy. Dr. Sekhon combines his qualifications and experience with the latest dental technologies, including a CT scanner. If you’re ready for a modern dental approach, contact our office today to schedule an appointment.