ABBOTT FAMILY DENTISTRY, LLC
This is our 3D CBCT (Cone Beam Cat Scan)
We use this when doing implants, root canals, airway evaluation, and evaluating unusual dental pathology of the jaw. It can also take panorex images.Type your paragraph here.
For the more common x-rays, the bite wing x-ray, we use intraoral sensors to take digital x-rays. These are the 2, 3, or 4 x-rays most people get to see if there are cavities between the teeth.
Sometimes we are asked not to take x-rays because of the radiation associated with them. Please be at ease because digital x-rays use only a fraction of the radiation that are associated with film based x-rays and even those type of x-rays have very low exposure. As for not taking x-rays, unfortunately, they are essential to properly diagnosing dental disease and we cannot skip this essential step. Please be assured that I will not take an x-ray unless it is needed. To reduce the number of x-rays taken, for years I have been using transillumination rather than
x-rays to look for cavities on the front teeth.