Computed tomography is one of the most accurate diagnostic methods in modern dentistry. Unlike X-ray image, this study allows you to obtain a three-dimensional model made in several projections. This allows you to display complete information about the condition of the teeth, as well as the maxillofacial area. Using modern digital equipment allows you to perform such diagnostics without the risk of errors or distortion indications of results.
The advantage of doing this procedure is as follows:
- The examination is completed in a few minutes.
- There is no need for preliminary preparation.
- Minimum exposure.
- High quality of the resulting images.
The indications for tomography are as follows:
- In the event of an injury to the maxillofacial region. The resulting image allows you to show fracture of bones, displacement of the jaw, damage to the root of the tooth and other problems that are not determined when visual examination by a dentist.
- If necessary, confirm the preliminary diagnosis.
- In case of incorrect position of the teeth, before starting orthodontic treatment, in order that the doctor could find a bracket system that is effective for use.
- In case of complications after root canal treatment.
- In case of neoplasms in the oral cavity, which may occur after trauma.
- When planning surgical interventions to determine complicating factors, as well as to give forecast for the duration and volume of the planned operation.
One of the stages of complex diagnostics
Such a procedure as computed tomography is one of the stages of complex dental diagnostics. When if necessary, a medical specialist can prescribe a panoramic or sighting image of the teeth, teleradiography and other additional studies. With accurate data, a team of specialists can determine existing problems, as well as find an effective treatment. It should be noted that computed tomography is completely painless procedure, which is performed in fairly comfortable conditions, like for little ones children and adult patients.