Robert P. Pierson, DDS, Abbott Family Dentistry, LLC, 1601 Abbott Road, Suite 102, Anchorage, AK 99507 907-336-8478 (907) den-tist
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.
For the more common xrays, the bite wing xray, we use intraoral sensors to take digital xrays. These are the 2, 3, or 4 xrays most people get to see if there are cavities between the teeth.
Sometimes we are asked not to take xrays because of the radiation associated with them. Please be at ease because digital xrays use only a fraction of the radiation that are associated with film based xrays and even those type of xrays have very low exposure. As for not taking xrays, unfortunately, they are essential to properly diagnosing dental disease are we cannot skip this essential step. Please be assured that I will not take an xray unless it is needed. To reduce the number of xrays taken, for years I have been using transillmination rather than xrays on the front teeth to look for cavities on the front teeth.
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Robert P. Pierson, DDS
Abbott Family Dentistry, LLC
1601 Abbott Road Suite 102
Anchorage, AK 99507