Regular X-rays provide dentists with valuable information about your teeth, but they don’t always give enough details. Dental CT scans offer dentists more in-depth information about your mouth, which can lead to improved treatment. At Dental Art of South Bay, Dr. Dana Samet provides dental CT scans for patients in Torrance, California, who have certain kinds of oral health issues.
Computerized tomography (CT) scans are highly detailed 3D imaging scans that provide Dr. Samet with information on your jaws and surrounding areas, such as your nasal cavity and nerve canals. She uses the details from these scans to diagnose oral health problems and determine the right treatments.
CT scans give off some radiation, just as X-rays do, but in small doses. These scans are safe diagnostic tools since they use a low amount of radiation. If you have additional concerns about CT scans, you can discuss them with Dr. Samet.
CT scans offer in-depth information on the jaws, which helps dentists pinpoint the exact cause of problems and determine the extent of the damage. Dr. Samet uses CT scans for a wide range of oral health issues, including the following:
Without CT scans, dentists might not have enough information to offer the best type of treatment for dental issues. The accuracy of these scans is much higher compared to regular X-rays, and CT scans don’t produce distorted images that can affect oral health diagnoses.
Plus, these scans are over quickly, so you don’t have to spend a lot of time at the office.
Dr. Samet uses the results of these scans to determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implants.
Since the implant must fuse to the surrounding bone, it’s vital that you have an adequate amount of bone available. If you’re getting dental implants, Dr. Samet uses CT scans to make sure that you have good bone quality.
If Dr. Samet plans to use CT scans for oral health issues, you can have them done right at Dental Art of South Bay. That provides you with convenience since you don’t have to worry about making a separate appointment and getting to and from another location for your CT scans.
If you need more information on dental CT scans, please contact Dental Art of South Bay to set up an appointment.