What is the Carestream 3D Cone Beam Dental Scanner?
Dr. Christopher Naranjo of Austin, Texas can assess, diagnose, plan, and treat different oral health issues with great accuracy due to his state of the art, 3D Cone Beam dental imaging scanner. The scan can be adjusted to focus on only one portion of the mouth or can be set to scan your entire mouth. It allows a precise and non-invasive 3-dimensional analysis of your teeth, bone, nerve pathways, and different anatomical structures. This is an incredible tool to have since many issues go undiagnosed through traditional x-rays. Some of these issues include persistent infections from either cavitations, a dead nerve in a tooth, an infection in the bone, or a previous root canal. These persistent infections can allow a constant supply of endotoxins into the body which can lead to more severe health issues. The Cone Beam scan can also be used to plan cosmetic procedures, root canals to ensure the tooth is cleaned as thorough as possible, and for implant planning. This allows a higher success rate for treatment and can prove to benefit your overall health.
We follow the ALARA Principle, which in relation to radiation means “As Low As Reasonably Achievable”. The Cone Beam scan is done when an issue is suspected or to ensure that there are no issues that could be affecting your overall health. It is not something to be done regularly unless the benefits outweigh the risks of additional radiation. It is a good idea to have a scan done if you have any history of infections, trauma, dental treatment, extractions, or root canals.
How do I learn more about diagnostic imaging available in Austin, Texas?
We welcome patients to call our practice at (512) 472-3565 to request a consultation visit at Greenbelt Dental Health with Dr. Christopher Naranjo. He is pleased to serve new and existing patients in the community and surrounding cities. His practice is conveniently located at 1301 West 25th Street, Suite #402, and is here to help with general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry.