Diagnostic images have been incredibly important in the history of modern medicine. From the invention of the X-ray to the MRI, millions of people have benefitted from diagnostic imaging because it allows physicians a look at the health of structures that are not outwardly visible. When it comes to oral and maxillofacial surgery, diagnostic images are essential to the diagnosis and treatment of a number of conditions. Using the latest technology available, our oral surgeons are proud to offer 3D imaging.
3D Imaging and Oral Healthcare
Traditional X-rays only provide a two dimensional view of a patient’s teeth or craniofacial region. Two-dimensional images provide a limited view of structures beneath the skin and soft oral tissues. Three-dimensional images, on the other hand, offer a more comprehensive look at a particular area. With detailed imaging, treatment planning is much more accurate and precise.
Three-dimensional imaging technology has many applications in oral care. Our team may utilize 3D images to diagnose and treat conditions along with developing surgical guides. This technology can be used when determining the course of treatment for bone grafts, jaw surgery, dental implant placement, and tooth extraction. For example, 3D images can help dental professionals determine the best time to remove wisdom teeth before they are fully erupted.
When used for treatment planning, 3D technology allows our surgeons to thoroughly review each procedure prior to surgery. This helps streamline the treatment process and increase a treatment’s effectiveness by exposing our team to the unique nature of each patient’s situation. By streamlining the treatment process, patients can enjoy shorter procedure times as well.
Three-dimensional images are also great for patient education. Since they provide a comprehensive view, our team can use digital images that clearly display specific problems and how oral structures are affected by certain conditions.
Advanced technology helps our skilled team provide the highest quality care available to our patients. Our oral surgeons are dedicated to improving patients’ health and quality of life. To schedule an appointment for an examination, call any of our convenient locations today.