What is a Cone Beam X-Ray?
A cone beam x-ray can get a more accurate picture than a conventional x-ray. They function by performing a scan in a cone formation that is rotated to get a thorough scan of the entire area. A cone beam takes a 3-D image of your teeth, soft tissue, nerve pathways, and bone with just one scan.
The Benefits of a Cone Beam X-Ray
A cone beam x-ray will provide you with a more accurate image than a conventional x-ray. A conventional x-ray only provides a 2-D image, which makes it more difficult to provide accurate treatment. A cone beam x-ray provides high-quality images, which prevents mistakes from occurring.
The high-quality, 3-D image will allow the dentist to provide more precise treatment than they would otherwise be able to. They can pinpoint the exact location of the roots, an infection, and other oral hygiene issues. A cone beam x-ray also allows a dentist to check bone width accurately.
Preparing for a Cone Beam X-Ray
Preparing for a cone beam x-ray isn’t difficult. You should wear loose, comfortable clothing and avoid wearing metal. Metal can cause interference with the x-ray, so you should leave the jewelry at home. You will probably have to remove any jewelry that can safely be taken off. Women may be required to remove a bra that has metal underwire.
A cone beam x-ray will be painless and should leave no adverse effects. You should consult with a doctor before obtaining a cone beam x-ray if you are pregnant. Radiation is typically more dangerous for use with young patients, as they are more vulnerable to damage caused by radiation.
A cone beam x-ray is an ideal way for your dentist to get an efficient, high-quality image. This image will allow them to create a precise treatment plan, diagnose problems correctly, and provide you with the most efficient treatment possible. For more information on the benefits of cone beam x-rays, contact us at Jenson Dental today!