Dental X-Rays & Imaging Houston, Texas 77070
In addition to a thorough examination of your oral cavity, Dr. Millwala relies on x-rays and imaging to provide information about your teeth and oral cavity. The information he gets from these two important devices provides for accurate diagnosis and treatment. The 3D CT Scan has the ability to produce 2D and 3D images.
The most common x-ray used in the evaluation of wisdom teeth is the Panoramic image. This view gives a detailed depiction of all the teeth. It shows the development of the wisdom teeth in relation to the adjacent second molars and how they are situated in the jaw bone. The Panoramic image takes a picture of all the structures in the jawbone and includes the sinuses and eye sockets.
Pathology associated with a tooth or teeth may also be revealed in the Panoramic image. Cavities, chips, breaks and abscesses are often revealed in these images. If it is necessary to evaluate a particular area in more detail a 3D image can be taken in the office as well.
Oral surgery at Houston, TX is made easier and more accurate with our ability to produce 3D images at Vintage Oral Surgery & Periodontics. Using our scanner we are better able to diagnose conditions and create effective treatment plans for various conditions affecting the mouth and jaw.
3D images are helpful in the diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ/TMD) and for determining the health and density of the jawbone when planning for dental implant placement. They are also crucial for marking the position of nerves, sinuses and other vital structures when planning oral or maxillofacial surgery.