Cone Beam CT Scans Specialist

Rothman and Kim Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon located in Philadelphia, PA & Cinnaminson, NJ

To provide the best patient experience and achieve excellent results, it’s important to use the most up-to-date technology. To that end, Marc Rothman, DMD, and M. David Kim, DMD, provide their patients with cone beam CT scans at Rothman and Kim Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, which has two state-of-the-art offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Cinnaminson, New Jersey. Schedule a visit by phone or book online to learn more today.

Cone Beam CT Scans Q&A

What is a cone beam CT scan?

A cone beam CT (computed tomography) scanner is a device used to take highly detailed 3-D radiographic images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways, oral bones, and even your airway. 

Cone beam CT scans give your oral surgeon more latitude than traditional X-rays when it comes to examining your oral tissues since traditional X-rays only provide a two-dimensional image of your mouth.

With a cone beam CT scan, your oral surgeon can view hard to see areas of your mouth and avoid some of the guesswork that’s necessary when using traditional dental X-rays. This makes the diagnosis, planning, and treatments of your oral surgeries more effective. 

What procedures do you use cone beam CT scans for?

Your oral surgeon might use a cone beam CT scan for any procedure that requires a detailed picture of your oral cavity. Some of the procedures that greatly benefit from cone beam CT scans include: 

  • Orthodontics treatments
  • Dental implants and implantology
  • TMJ analysis
  • Airway assessment
  • Oral and orthognathic surgery

The team at Rothman and Kim Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is committed to using cone beam CT scans whenever it would benefit your experience and improve your surgical outcomes.

What happens during a cone beam CT scan?

Cone beam CT scans only take a few minutes, and they’re an easy and noninvasive procedure. 

Unlike a traditional body CT scan, you aren’t in an enclosed space for your cone beam CT scan. Instead, you sit in an exam chair and hold still while the machine rotates around your head. You won’t need to bite down on any uncomfortable plastic pieces like you do when you get traditional X-rays. 

The machine can gather a full scan of your entire mouth within a matter of seconds, after which you can immediately return to your normal activities. Getting a cone beam CT scan involves no pain, downtime, or recovery, and provides your oral surgeon with an excellently detailed image of your mouth to aid in giving you superior treatment.

To learn more about how a cone beam CT scan can help improve your smile, schedule an appointment with Rothman and Kim Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery today by calling the office or booking your visit online.