At Village Periodontics and Dental Implant Center, as your periodontists in Ocala FL, when we find dental technology that’s backed with solid science and helps to give you a more comfortable and predictable dental experience, we’re all for it. After all – our goal is the same as yours – to give you the beautiful, healthy, intact, and functional smile you want, need, and deserve! There are so many different and amazing dental technologies on the market, so when we decide to invest in one, it is an investment in your lifelong dental and overall health, and we choose it because we know it will give us the most-accurate and most-beneficial information possible to guide your personalized treatment plan. Cone beam x-rays is technology of which we’re especially proud. Here’s a bit of information about it and what it can do for your smile.
What Is Cone Beam Digital X-Ray Technology?
Cone beam x-rays produce a highly detailed digital picture of your anatomy when a regular digital x-ray doesn’t quite give us all the information we need. By scanning your head, mouth, and throat with a cone beam x-ray machine, we receive highly detailed digital images of your teeth, soft tissue (including your gums and ligaments), sinuses, nerve pathways, and bone. It can even help us see if your jaw joint is functioning as it should. And because the imaging is done digitally, from outside your mouth, you won’t need to bite on the x-ray plates that some people find uncomfortable.
How Do I Prepare For A Cone Beam Scan?
There is no preparation for a cone beam scan, except we do ask that you remove all things with metal that you wear above your shoulders, for example, earrings and piercings, hair accessories, eye classes, necklaces, and hearing aids. For women, if there is a possibility that you are pregnant, it’s important that you let us know before your scan.
Lower Exposure To Radiation
All digital x-rays are just as accurate as film x-rays, plus they’re more comfortable for you! We can even look at them on a chairside monitor together when planning your treatment. They are a great too that helps us explain to you what is happening in your mouth and why treatment is necessary. Plus, this digital technology also delivers less radiation to you and your loved ones which is particularly important to people who have undergone cancer treatment or are concerned about radiation exposure for other reasons. All of this is really important to us at Village Periodontics and Dental Implant Center; to always consider your overall health, and not just your oral health.
Our cone beam digital x-ray machine is one of the tools our patients love most when they need advanced care. It means, for example, that when you’re coming in for dental implant treatment, you can have your scan right here in our office, which means there is no traveling to an unfamiliar practice or medical facility and there’s no waiting for results. Everything is done here on the day that you are here!
The Best Part About This Technology?
It does all of this while you’re sitting or standing comfortably – in less than 10 seconds! We’ll position you at the machine and the x-ray arm will move around you. It’s completely non-invasive and comfortable.
A clear picture makes for an ideal dental strategy and a safer, more-comfortable way to make a diagnosis, and accuracy to help us construct a treatment plan so that you can achieve a healthier mouth and body.
To learn more about this amazing technology or to book a consultation, contact us today! We’d love to welcome you to the Village Periodontics and Dental Implant Center dental family and show you how easy a visit to your periodontist in Ocala FL can be! We can’t wait to meet you!