3D x-ray diagnostics
Modern imaging techniques provide basic information for the preparation and after-care of surgical procedures. Nowadays, this takes place with such precision that 3D images can be generated exposing the patient to a minimum level of radiation. The indication for such 3D images are diversified: The exact course of the inferior alveolar nerve running through the lower jaw in relation to the lower wisdom teeth, exact diagnostics of the maxillary sinus, the exact position of a displaced canine tooth in the palate or the precise determination of the bone material available before implants. At our practice, we use the digital Galileo System by the company Sirona, which is currently the unit with lowest-level radiation exposure available on the market. Naturally, we also have other common x-ray examination equipment at our practice that is however fully digital and therefore also provides a minimal level of radiation exposure - for the well-being of our patients.
Frequently asked questions regarding 3D x-ray diagnostics posed by patients
What is the difference between 2D and 3D x-ray scanning?
The digital 3D x-ray procedure is a further development of x-ray procedures up to this point. It makes it possible for the person performing treatment to obtain x-ray images for diagnosis more quickly that are, above all, considerable more precise. Development in a laboratory can be done without and, using 3D x-ray images, your practitioner is capable of viewing from various perspectives all the teeth as well as their position in the jaw, the nerves, the course of the root canals, as well as the bone structure. In this way, an exact impression of the anatomic data with regard to the entire set of teeth can be collected as a result. Many findings in the first place are shown using this technique and frequently go undiscovered using conventional x-ray procedures.
What benefits does 3D x-ray scanning generally offer?
3D x-ray diagnostics allow precise measurement of the initial bone structure situation to be made in all three levels of the jaw.
In turn, in combination with modern minimally invasive operative techniques, it provides the highest level of reliability when planning operative procedures such as implants or the extraction of wisdom teeth. The benefits of 3D scanning are just as extensive for orthodontic surgical interventions or for apicectomies, for example.