Here at TPD Smiles, we use a special type of x-ray equipment that produces better quality images than traditional dental or facial x-rays. Dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) produces 3-D images of your soft tissues, nerve pathways, teeth, and bones in a single scan. A single scan produces a variety of images from various angles and allows for a more complete evaluation. Images taken with the CBCT allow us to plan more precisely for orthodontic treatment.
We may also use it in our office to:
- Evaluate the nerve canals, nasal cavities jaw and sinuses
- Locate the origin of pain
- Treat temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
- Determine tooth orientation and bone structure