Cone Beam CT
Our practice utilizes state of the art, small volume cone beam CT (computed tomography) technology that provides highly accurate 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning, and treatment of endodontic disease. This allows three dimensional visualization of teeth, bone, sinuses, and surrounding structures with minimal radiation to the patient enabling a level of anatomical accuracy and patient care not possible with 2-D technologies (regular dental x-rays) facilitating a more precise diagnosis and treatment. With the addition of cone-beam technology to our office, our practice is committed to providing innovative, high quality patient care.
Dr. Patel carefully chooses which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and we can also examine the roots of teeth.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Dr. Patel utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 90 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.
The introduction of the surgical microscope has revolutionized the field of Endodontic Microsurgery. We have invested in the very best quality surgical microscopes, by Global, that provide unparalleled magnification and illumination for our endodontic procedures.
Our success depends on us being able to see the minutest of details – you cannot treat what you cannot see.