As part of our mission to offer our patients the very latest in technology, here at the Park Clinic we are able to offer state-of-the-art CBCT Scans.
Cone beam CT scanning provides high resolution, volumetric images that are complete three-dimensional views of critical anatomy, allowing for more thorough analysis of bone structure and tooth orientation.
The scan is acquired simply by positioning you in a upright position while the machine spins 360 degrees around your head. Unlike many other technologies, this procedure is safe, non-invasive and often uses up to 33 times less radiation than medical spiral CT. On your arrival, our friendly staff will spend about two minutes with you explaining the process. The scan will take about 20 seconds. If you like, afterwards you can review you 3D scan on our large computer screen. Our appointments average 15 minutes from start to finish. If you are not a Park Clinic patient the scans are sent out on CD discs to your dentist or via our specially encrypted and secure email messenger system.
No special preparation is needed for a CBCT scan. Anything that might interfere with the imaging such as earrings, necklaces, piercings, hairpins or eyeglasses will need to be removed before the scan as they can interfere with the image. This interference takes the form of 'scatter', which distorts the image in the immediately surrounding area. The x-ray technician may ask you to remove dentures or other appliances, but it is advisable to bring these along to the appointment, as the technician may on occasion be required to incorporate them into the scan.
Dental Practitioners please refer to our menu or click here to refer a patient or book a CBCT scan.
"Our aim is to help our patients keep their teeth and gums healthy by giving them the best possible professional treatment and advice. However any type of periodontal treatment requires that the patient continues to observe good daily care at home." Dr. Pradeep Nair