X-rays and CT scans both use similar technology, but the difference is monumental. X-ray creates a 2-dimensional image of hard tissue (teeth and bone). The CT creates astonishingly detailed 3-dimensional images of hard and soft tissue.
CT Cone Beam imaging is extremely safe and emits ultra-low radiation. In fact, you get more radiation from a 5 minute walk outdoors. The cone-shaped beam of the CT works by taking hundreds of tiny slices of information, each at a different depth, then it assembles all of this into a virtual model that can be examined in layers, 0.3 millimeters at a time. These images allow us to see blood vessels, nerves, infections, microscopic fractures, and tumors that could never be diagnosed with traditional x-rays alone. We use the PreXion3D Excelsior CBCT Scanner in our office.
At OASIS Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics, we still use digital x-rays on occasion, but we always take advantage of cone beam technology before beginning any surgical treatment. This minimizes risks and ensures that there are no surprises during surgery.
"OASIS Modern Dentistry & Orthodontics follows all requirements for the dental industry.
At this time, there are no restrictions placed upon our patients. Masking is optional.
Clinical employees and providers will continue to wear masks and personal protective equipment, as has been our industry standard for decades. Similarly, sanitation and infection control protocols continue to be implemented by our staff."