Cone Beam CT
Our practice utilizes state-of-the-art, small volume cone-beam CT (computed tomography) technology that provides highly accurate, 3-dimensional radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning and treatment of endodontic disease. This allows three-dimensional visualization of teeth, bone, sinuses and surrounding structures with minimal radiation to the patient, enabling a level of anatomical accuracy and patient care not possible with 2-D technologies (regular dental x-rays). With the addition of cone-beam CT technology to our office, our practice is committed to providing innovative, high-quality, patient care.
We at Intermountain Dental Specialists carefully choose which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. These images help to examine the root structure and complications, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage with traumatized teeth and bone.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Intermountain Dental Specialists utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 90 percent less when compared to traditional film radiographs resulting in 1/6th of the radiation exposure to you. Digital imaging can also help us store and retrieve valuable diagnostic information, and share that information with your dentist and insurance companies as necessary.
The introduction of the surgical microscope has revolutionized the field of Endodontic Microsurgery. We have invested in the very best quality surgical microscopes that provide unparalleled magnification and illumination for our endodontic procedures. Successful treatment depends on us being able to see the minutest of details.