Computed tomography (CT) – is one of the most accurate diagnostic methods in modern dentistry. Unlike an X-ray image, this type of study provides a three-dimensional (3D) model in several projections, which displays complete information about the state of the teeth and the maxillofacial area. Modern digital equipment allows carrying out such diagnostics without the risk of errors or distortion of the results.
Benefits of computed tomography
- the examination is performed quickly (the procedure takes less than a minute);
- there is no need for preliminary preparation;
- safety (minimum radiation);
- high-quality images.
Indications for computed tomography
- in the case of an injury of the maxillofacial area, CT shows bone fractures, jaw displacement, damage of dental roots and other problems that cannot be identified by visual inspection;
- to confirm a preliminary diagnosis;
- if the teeth are in the wrong position, CT is performed before the beginning of orthodontic treatment so that the doctor can select the most effective brackets;
- if there is a tumor in the oral cavity that can appear after the injury;
- when planning a surgical intervention, CT allows to determine the complicating factors and predict the duration and specifics of the operation.
Computed tomography (CT) in the complex diagnostic
Computed tomography is the stage of a comprehensive diagnostic of teeth. If necessary a doctor may prescribe a panoramic or targeted image of the teeth, X-ray imaging, and other additional examinations. With accurate data, a team of specialists identifies all existing problems and selects the most effective treatment. CT is a painless procedure that is performed in comfortable conditions for both adults and young patients.