A dental cone beam (CB) CT scanner uses x-rays and computer-processed x-ray information to produce 3D cross-sectional images of the jaws and teeth Images obtained with CBCT allow for more precise treatment planning.
You will be asked to remove any earrings /necklaces/glasses/hearing aids/hair ties/dentures. You will be seated in the CBCT machine. Your head will be carefully positioned, and you will be asked to keep absolutely still while the scan is taken. We will ask you not to swallow, talk or move your jaw during the exposure. The scan will take less than a minute to complete. The procedure is pain free.
Whilst the scan does give a dose of radiation, this is extremely low and equates to approximately 6 to 30 days of normal background radiation – much less than a regular CT scan.