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What is a Cone Beam CT (CBCT scan and how does it differ from X-ray pictures?

Alternately referred to as “Digital Volumeric Tomography” (DVT), the CBCT scan is a new variety of X-ray examination.  While the traditional X-ray produces a two-dimensional image, the CBCT produces a three-dimensional image of your teeth, soft tissue, nerves, and jaw.  This will give your dentist a more accurate picture of your dental needs.

The CBCT scan is beneficial in situations such as root canal treatments, impacted teeth, dental implant planning, and wide variety of other procedures.  If a CBCT scan has been recommended for you, have a discussion with your dentist about how a scan could help your individual dental health.  

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