3D Imaging Technology Enhances Patient Care

Breakthroughs in dental technology may not grab headlines in mainstream media with the same excitement as the latest Smartphone application or the newest gaming system, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a buzz in the dental and medical communities. Combining cutting-edge technology with high-standard dentistry enables your oral surgeon to attend to your health with tremendous precision and efficiency.

That’s why the introduction of 3-D in the dental office is such a big deal. The same well-respected x-ray technology that is trusted in world-class medical imaging centers can now also be utilized in the dental surgery office. The i-CAT 3D Cone Beam CT Scanner is an imaging system that is quite similar to the well-known CAT Scan procedure, but has been scaled down for use in the dental surgery office.

Now, your oral and maxillofacial surgeon can capture immediate 3-D images of your head and neck anatomy in a manner that provides much more information than the traditional, older 2-D x-ray film. The i-CAT 3D Cone Beam CT Scanner produces an much more accurate and complete picture of the teeth, the bone, the jaw joints, the sinuses, and the nerve pathways in a given area.

Not only can these anatomic features be visualized, but the images can also be turned and rotated to display all angles of the area that is under review for an operation. This is a major breakthrough compared to the limitations of conventional x-rays, even in the digital format.  This type of technology completely eliminates any guesswork or uncertainty regarding your unique anatomy prior to having your wisdom teeth removed, a dental implant placed, or any oral surgery procedure in Chicago.

As always, your comfort as a patient is paramount, and this technology is designed to increase that level of comfort. 3-D images can be captured in as few as 9 seconds without ever having to place a sensor or piece of film into your mouth, or lay inside of a claustrophobic tube.

An imaging solution that is fast, comfortable, and accurate is an asset to your health. Having this technology available on-site is a convenience that our oral surgeons at ORA® Oral Surgery & Implant Studio are pleased to offer. Call 312-328-9000 to schedule your consultation today.

On December 19th, 2013, posted in: oral surgeon by

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