What is a 3D CT scan?
3D CT scanning technology is a digital imaging method that provides a rapid and painless examination of your face, jaws, and teeth. Unlike conventional radiographic techniques, the 3D CT allows for the creation of images that are three-dimensional, high definition, and extremely accurate. These images allow us to visualize critical anatomical structures and to gain a better understanding of your condition. This helps tremendously when making treatment recommendations.
Why might I need a 3D CT scan?
3D CT scanning may be necessary to determine the location and position of impacted teeth, characterize several different types of tumors, locate important nerves in the jaw, or evaluate cases of facial trauma. Patient safety is our top priority at Union Square Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center. Utilizing 3D CT scanning allows Dr. Rayher to obtain important information for treatment without exposing his patients to the higher levels of radiation provided by conventional medical CT scanning technology. This expert imaging allows him to make the most accurate diagnosis possible to eliminate surprises during treatment, prevent unnecessary procedures, and better prepare the surgical team for the upcoming surgery. As a result, this provides patients with a shorter operating time and fewer post-surgical complications.
At Union Square Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center in San Francisco, CA, we work hard to ensure that we provide our patients with the highest level of quality and technology possible to ensure optimal clinical results and recovery after the procedure.