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Dental CT Scans

Dental CT scans are used to produce a series of X-ray images taken from different angles around your mouth. These images are then processed by a computer to create cross-sectional views or 3D models of your teeth, bones, nerves, and soft tissues. Dental CT scan provides a more comprehensive picture than traditional dental X-rays. This diagnostic tool has transformed the way dental professionals view and diagnose oral health issues. These advanced imaging scans offer a detailed look into the intricate structures within the mouth, allowing for precise treatment planning and improved patient outcomes.?

Why Are Dental CT Scans Important?

The dental CT scan helps in

  • Providing accurate measurements, including the shape and dimensions of your jaw
  • Identifying gum issues
  • Detecting lesions that may indicate serious disease
  • Locating the origin of any pain
  • Evaluating your sinuses, nasal cavity, and nerve canal

Benefits of Using Dental CT Scans

1. Accuracy and Precision:

Dental CT scans reduce the guesswork in diagnosing problems and planning treatments, leading to more accurate procedures.

2. Implant Planning:

For dental implants, dental scans are indispensable for assessing bone quality and determining optimal placement without invasive procedures.

3. Orthodontic Assessments:

CT scans can also help in analyzing the position and orientation of teeth for complex orthodontic cases, impacted teeth, or other alignment issues.

4. Jaw Joint Analysis:

With the help of Dental CT scans in Chandigarh, we can closely examine the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder which can be difficult to assess with other imaging tools.

5. Safety and Comfort:

Dental CT scans are designed to limit radiation exposure to necessary levels. The procedure is quick and often takes only seconds to complete.

What to Expect During a Dental CT Scan?

There is usually no special preparation required for dental CT scan. The patient is asked to remove eyeglasses or sunglasses, jewelry, or any other metal objects that could interfere with the image quality. The patient then lies on the table while the scanner moves around the head in a circular motion. It is important to remain still during this process to ensure clear images and there is no downtime after the exam, so the patient can go back to their daily activities immediately.

How is a Dental CT Scan Different from Regular Dental X-rays?

While traditional dental X-rays are great for finding cavities or monitoring general oral health, but only offer 2D images. Whereas, dental CT scans provide a full 3D map of the mouth with greater details that enable more complex diagnoses and treatment plans. Incorporating dental CT scan technology into our practice helps us to provide the best and precise care for our patients.

Are You Ready to Book Your Dental CT Scan Appointment With Us?

If you are the one who is facing any complex dental issues or considering dental procedures such as dental implants or orthodontics, visit our clinic in Chandigarh or contact us to book your appointment to know how a Dental CT scan could benefit you.