Should I have any concerns about getting a CBCT scan?
Safety is your dentist’s primary concern in any procedure you undergo while in their care. While the X-ray exposure during the CBCT scan is higher than traditional X-ray examinations, your dentist will only advise and carry out this scan if it is deemed appropriate for your specific dental needs. A “medical” CT scan would have considerably higher exposure to X-rays making the CBCT scan a safer alternative.
It is advised that you discuss any concerns about a procedure or your condition with your Darwin dentist. They will be your best resource for explaining your situation and their safety protocols. If you have been referred to a different medical facility you should feel free to ask any questions about what is being done and why before you go in to your appointment.