PROMOTING ORAL HEALTH WITH PRECISION IN EVERY DIAGNOSIS
Accurate diagnosis and treatments are vital in dentistry and for this reason the cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is dominating the industry. Its three-dimensional image viewing, and localising capabilities make it a firm favourite amongst dental clinicians. Unlike traditional CT scans, CBCT imaging can highlight dental structures, soft tissues, nerve paths and bone in the craniofacial region all from one single scan.
What is CBCT
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) systems are the latest in digital dentistry and are a variation on the traditional CT systems. Unlike traditional CT scans where “slices” are typically taken, the CBCT system has a cone-shaped x-ray beam which rotates around the patient and captures the data.
MAXIMIZING THE USE OF YOUR IMAGING PLATES
Dental Dynamix is often contacted with concerns about damaged imaging plates, emphasizing the need for care guidelines.
Imaging plates do not age by x-ray exposure and processing, mechanical wearing does. Taking extra care to ensure the correct handling, cleaning, and storing of the imaging plate will guarantee the best image quality and increase the lifetime of the plate. In addition to following the guidelines, we recommend that you use only genuine, original hygiene accessories and imaging plates designed for your system.
Imaging plates should be handled with care, holding the object by the edges, back and sides to prevent contamination.
What is the Latest Technology in Root Canal Treatment?
Typically, before treatment one would take a bitewing and two periapical x-rays. Taken at different angles this determines the quality & density of bone as well as the root canal path. This normally gives a better insight into the extent of the damage.
The 2D x-ray machines like the KaVo Scan eXam One (pictured below) is perfect for all intraoral purposes. Its excellent image quality, ability to deliver consistently high-quality results and support for occlusal 4c image format, means it is ideal for aiding in root canal procedures.
Both 2D and 3D imaging can be used to diagnose root canal, however, each has their own advantages. 3D Cone beam computed tomography is the more superior one of the two.