When diagnosing and evaluating dental conditions, our dentists may use CBCT scanning to examine your mouth. This imaging technology produces a much more comprehensive view of your teeth and supporting structures than standard digital X-rays alone, making it possible for us to provide you with more precise and effective treatment plans.
What Is CBCT Scanning?
CBCT scanning, also known as cone beam imaging, is a type of 3D imaging technology. It is a type of extraoral imaging, meaning that the images are captured by an X-ray device which rotates around your head on an arm rather than being placed in your mouth. This arm captures a detailed three-dimensional image which is then reconstructed on a nearby screen, allowing our dentists view your entire orofacial area from various angles, including supporting bones, teeth, mouth, neck, ears, nose and throat.
When Is CBCT Scanning Used?
CBCT scanning is typically used to:
- Plan dental implant placement
- Evaluate your jaws and face
- View your head and neck as a comprehensive whole
- Diagnose tooth decay and other developing problems
- Detect endodontic problems and plan root canal therapy
- Analyze dental and facial trauma
- Plan and evaluate the progress of orthodontic treatment
- Visualize abnormal teeth
- Assess a TMJ disorder
Schedule An Appointment
We invite you to call TLC Escondido Dental at 760-741-5775 today to make an appointment with Dr. Jorge Reyes or Dr. Catalina Madrigal and learn more about CBCT scanning in Escondido, California.