CT Scans

Dentistry & All-on-4 Specialist located in Mount Vernon, OH

CT Scans services offered in Mount Vernon, OH

Dental CT scans help you get a precise diagnosis for any dental problems you’re experiencing. These scans also help map out a treatment plan so the team at Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon in Mount Vernon, Ohio, can offer you the best care. Find out more about these state-of-the-art 3D imaging scans and how you can benefit by making an appointment with  Chris Martin, DDS, Judy Peng, DDS, and the team. Call the office or book online.

What are CT scans?

CT stands for computed tomography. CT scans allow your dentist to see a comprehensive layout of your entire mouth in 3D. 

The dentists at Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon often use CT scans to assess jawbone health and to diagnose temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems. The integrity of your jawbone is important when determining whether or not you need bone grafting before receiving a dental implant. 

How does a CT scan work?

A specialized X-ray machine creates the CT scan. You rest your head on a chin rest, and the machine moves around to capture several different angles of your teeth and gums. The resulting digital image informs your diagnosis and treatment plan.

CT scans are incredibly accurate in showing the details of your oral structure. 

What are the benefits of CT scans?

A dental CT scan offers you and your provider many benefits, including:

  • Exposure to only a very small amount of radiation that’s less than traditional X-rays
  • Enhanced accuracy of diagnoses
  • Early detection of unforeseen oral health problems

CT scans help your dentist see oral health issues that might not show up on a traditional dental X-ray. When problems are detected and treated early, you have a better chance of avoiding complications. 

What is it like to get a CT scan?

Getting a CT scan is simple and pain-free. While you sit on a stool, the technician asks you to lean into the headrest. While the machine does the work, you only need to sit still. 

You’re left alone in the room for just a minute or two as the machine rotates around to capture a panoramic view of your mouth. Relax during the imaging; it only takes a short amount of time.

The images display on a computer for your dentist to review. 

Are dental CT scans safe?

Because a dental CT scan uses less radiation than a traditional X-ray, they’re exceptionally safe. The procedure is noninvasive and doesn’t cause damage to your face, teeth, or jaw.

Make an appointment at Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon today to learn more about dental CT scans. Call the office or use the online tool to request your visit.

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