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What is a 3D Dental X-Ray?

Thanks to advances in technology, Edmonton dentists today have a lot of tools that they can use to accurately diagnose oral health conditions. Perhaps the most useful of these diagnostic tools is the 3D dental X-ray. At the Azarko Dental Group Edmonton dental clinic, our dental professionals use 3D dental X-rays when a regular X-ray would not provide a detailed enough view. A 3D X-ray produces a 3D image of the teeth, jaw, nasal cavity, sinuses, and soft tissue in the face.

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There is no special preparation required prior to getting a 3D dental X-ray. Your Edmonton dentist will simply ask you to remove any items which could interfere with the image, such as glasses, hearing aids, and jewellery. The process will take only a few minutes.

What Are the Benefits of 3D Dental X-Rays?

A 3D dental X-ray provides a much broader and more complete view of facial structures than a regular X-ray can provide, and in a clearer and more precise image as well. Not only that, but it also allows your dentist to view your teeth, oral and nasal cavity, and jaw from many different angles. The angles, zoom distance, and rotation of the image can be easily manipulated to focus on areas that show any signs of concern.

The more that your dentist can see, the better they will be able to diagnose any potential dental issues. Because it allows for clearer imaging and a quicker and more accurate diagnosis, a 3D X-ray can be used to create a more precise and effective treatment plan as well.

On top of being a fantastic diagnostic tool, a 3D dental X-ray is a non-invasive and painless procedure with no immediate side effects. Though it does use more radiation than a regular X-ray, your Edmonton dental clinic will take every measure to ensure that you are safe during the scan.

When Are 3D Dental X-Rays Used?

There are many reasons why your Edmonton dentist may suggest a 3D dental X-ray to get a better look at what's going on with your facial bones and muscles, such as for:

  • Creating a treatment plan for orthodontic issues.
  • Creating a surgical plan for correcting impacted teeth.
  • Ensuring that dental implants are placed accurately.
  • Evaluating the temporomandibular joint in order to diagnose temporomandibular joint disorder.
  • Locating the origin of a painful sensation.
  • Determining the structure of facial bones.
  • Tracking changes to a patient's oral health over time.

Edmonton Dental Clinic Providing 3D X-Rays

For an Edmonton dental clinic that utilizes 3D dental X-ray technology, look no further than the clinics of the Azarko Dental Group. Using these advanced X-rays, our Edmonton dentists can diagnose oral health problems sooner and more accurately, allowing them to provide you with the best possible treatment plan.

Don't wait to get the quality dental care that you deserve. Contact our clinic today.

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