Computed tomography (CT) imaging, also referred to as a computed axial tomography (CAT) scan, involves the use of rotating x-ray equipment, combined with a digital computer, to obtain images of the body. Using CT imaging, cross sectional images of body organs and tissues can be produced.
Cone beam CT (CBCT) is a compact, faster and safer version of the regular CT. Through the use of a cone shaped X-Ray beam, the size of the scanner, radiation dosage and time needed for scanning are all dramatically reduced. The radiation dosage is up to a hundred times less than that of a regular CT scanner.
Digital radiograph provides very clear dental images with very minimal amount of radiation. It is taken fast and safe, and a very useful aid for accurate diagnosis.
Use of Lasers
The use of lasers reduces the amount of bacteria and other pathogens in the surgical field. In the case of soft tissue procedures, it achieves very good hemostasis with the reduced need for sutures and surgical packing. It promotes wound healing and reduces post operative discomfort.
The intraoral camera is an advanced communication tool that let you see high quality image of your own oral cavity:
• It has a built-in light source, and serves as a tiny camera that can take sharp, quality and focused pictures of one tooth.
• The images are displayed on a computer monitor, so you will be able to see problems such as worn or broken fillings, cracked teeth, plaque deposits, cavities or excessive wear.
• With a clear understanding of your conditions, you will be able to make treatment decisions with confidence.