Cone Beam Computed Tomography
Your doctor may recommend a 3D CBCT scan (Cone Beam Computed Tomography).
This technology, developed in hospitals (CAT or CT scan), has been adapted and innovated in the dental industry with the cone beam designed for 3D imaging of the patient’s jaw.
3D viewing significantly improves visual diagnosis for the dental professional and leads to a more predictable and safe treatment for you.
CBCT is used to determine whether a surgery, retreatment, root canal treatment or tooth extraction is needed. Other pathology and/or tooth issues are often detected from images made to diagnose the original problem.
- Provides more essential diagnostic information than a conventional 2D xray
- Eliminates need for most exploratory surgeries
- Potential lower costs and time savings
- Clarity and quality of imaging eliminates confusion and reduces time spent diagnosing more complex cases
At Katz Endodontics our CBCT machine produces the Limited Field of View Modality of choice as recommended by the American Association of Endodontists in May 2015.
A cone beam computed tomography scan captures images of your jawbone in hundreds of sections and stitches them together in the 3D computer software.
This planning software allows Dr. Katz to see in three dimensions how your tooth sits in your jaw. The flexibility to manipulate the images significantly improves our ability to determine the health or disease present in your jaw.