Our practice is among the first in the community to add a 3D extra oral imaging system to its office, revolutionizing patient treatment with highly detailed radiographs, or x-rays. Having true-to-life 3D images produced by the device, called a CS 9300, helps Dr. Doolin and Dr. Haddad provide quicker and more accurate diagnoses, improved treatment planning, and better patient care.
How are we using 3- D Technology in our office?
Dental Implant Placement:
3-D x-rays help to ensure successful implant placement by providing our doctors a true –to- life image they use to plan your procedure. The doctors can virtually place you dental implant prior to your actual procedure, allowing more predictability and less invasiveness. This technology has greatly improved the entire dental implant process.
3-D technology has improved the accuracy of endodontic procedures by allowing for our doctors to identify accessory canals, root fractures, apical abnormalities and calcifications that were previously undetectable on 2-D x-rays.
3-D x-rays minimizes the risk of nerve damage by allowing us to accurately locate the position of the inferior alveolar canal in the lower jaw as well as identifying other previously undetectable anatomic variability. This helps avoid possible complications during and after a surgical procedure.
This technology provides the advantages of high-resolution, relatively low radiation dose and the ability to target a very specific area evaluation, it is an industry-leading system that has been designed to dramatically enhance treatment planning while delivering fast, accurate results for enhanced patient communication.
Because the CS 9300 system allows our doctors to target the exact area for exposure, dental patients are exposed to significantly less radiation when they receive an x-ray. This means that other tissues around the mouth area will not be unnecessarily irradiated. The system combines speed (taking x-ray images in as little as 12 seconds), image quality and precision placement to dramatically reduce the need for retakes as well.
With 75-90% smaller radiation dose than conventional scans of a similar type, the CS 9300 helps us adhere to the ALARA Principle – or, ‘As Low As Reasonably Achievable’ – which we follow to ensure every precaution is taken to minimize patient exposure to radiation when obtaining the necessary diagnostic images needed for treatment planning.
With a low radiation dose and precise, crystal-clear 3D panoramic images, the CS 9300 offers an unprecedented level of anatomical insight into specific dental regions of interest to help diagnose more accurately and treat with confidence. Benefits of the CS 9300 include:
- High resolution images and the ability to see teeth with unprecedented detail
- Less radiation
- Comfortable positioning: the system’s open design makes exams more comfortable, with both seated and standing options to accommodate patients of all sizes
- Improved care: allowing us to perform a wider range of diagnoses with even greater accuracy