When performing oral surgery, it is critical to create and execute an accurate and precise treatment plan. Three-dimensional imaging provides oral surgeons with additional information about the condition of your mouth and teeth. At Rio Grande Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center, we utilize the advanced imaging tools to ensure that every patient receives the optimal result.
Cone Beam Computed Tomography, or CBCT, is one of the most accurate ways to diagnose complex dental issues, using only a fraction of the radiation exposure in comparison to taking traditional X-rays of a patient’s mouth. This advanced technology also provides our team with a method for designing custom molds for your dental procedure as needed, even when you are not currently in the office for your appointment. If you need oral surgery in Albuquerque, NM, Dr. Gregory McGee or Dr. Drew Steel may complete a 3D CT scan during your initial consultation.
Benefits of 3D CT Imaging
3D CT scanning generates images that are three-dimensional, high definition, and extremely accurate, providing many benefits to the entire care team, including
- Increased accuracy in scans, which reduces any surprises or complications that can occur during a procedure
- Decreased exposure to radiation as compared to typical X-rays
- Permits your oral surgeon to share digital scans with your general dentist or physician quickly and easily
- Allows your oral surgeon to plan your treatment and create any custom-made surgical guides or molds for your particular procedure
When we perform procedures with precision, accuracy, and efficiency, patients typically enjoy a much more comfortable and complication-free recovery period.
3D CT Scanning in Albuquerque, NM
When visiting our office, Dr. McGee or Dr. Steel may recommend 3D imaging at your initial consultation appointment. Many patients undergoing wisdom teeth removal, dental implant placement, or complex facial treatment, such as corrective jaw surgery, commonly require this advanced imaging. At our practice, you can be confident that we are using the most reliable technology available to provide you with a safe and comfortable treatment. To learn more about our 3D imaging tools, contact our office. One of our staff members will be happy to help you.