Dental Cone Beam CT

Wood Dale, IL Dentist

The dental cone beam CT is a type of x-ray equipment used when regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient.  This technology allows us to produce 3D images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan.

Dental cone beam CT is commonly used for treatment planning of orthodontic issues.  However, it can also be useful for more complex cases involving:

  • surgical planning for impacted teeth.
  • diagnosing temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).
  • accurate placement of dental implants.
  • 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.
  • reconstructive surgery.