Get a CBCT scan at Semaphore Dental

CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) is a special type of X-ray machine used in situations where regular dental or facial X-rays are insufficient.

It has similarities with the CT scanning machines used by doctors all over the world, however, CBCT moves a cone-shaped X-ray beam around the patient’s body to produce a series of images or views. This technology was developed to allow CT images to be produced with a smaller, less expensive machine that can easily fit into dental treatment rooms.

The procedure

A CBCT scan uses a special type of technology to generate 3D images of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve paths and bones in the craniofacial region. The scan produces a series of high quality images to give us a greater understanding of your dental condition and allow us to plan any treatment more precisely.

Safety information

CBCT scanners are not used routinely because they produce more radiation exposure than regular X-rays however, they are necessary when X-rays prove inconclusive or insufficient. For the scan itself, you should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Please note, you may be given a gown to wear during the procedure.

Metal objects, including jewellery, eyeglasses, dentures, and hairpins may affect the CT images, so we recommend that you leave these at home or remove them prior to your exam. You may also be asked to remove hearing aids or any removable dental work. Women will be asked to remove bras containing metal underwire.

For more information about the CBCT scan, call our friendly team today on  08 8242 2458 

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