Complications with oral health can be very difficult to diagnose with the typical means of imaging and x-rays. Often these images come out unclear and it can be difficult to accurately diagnose where the real issue is coming from and how to approach a solution.

The Southern California Center for Surgical Arts is a state-of-the-art facility with the technology to give our patients quality care, beginning with diagnosis. If you are dealing with oral and maxillofacial stress and are looking for a solution, you deserve to know exactly what is wrong and to have a procedure catered to your case. That is what we offer, thanks to the Cone Beam CT Scan.

What is Cone Beam CT?

Cone Beam CT is the best technology for oral and maxillofacial diagnosis. It is a 3-D imaging system that allows the user to specify the exact location to be scanned and provides a high-quality, three-dimensional image of the indicated area. This means, your doctor can see exactly which parts of the mouth are affected in only one easy imaging process. Gone are the days of sitting for dozens of uncomfortable x-rays, requiring you to contort your mouth to get the right shot. Cone Beam CT simplifies the process and gives a more accurate view of the situation for a streamlined solution.

How does 3-D imaging benefit me?

Cone Beam CT technology gives doctors and patients the opportunity to see scanned images more clearly and in three dimensions instead of one. Not only does this give you the chance to see exactly where the problem area lies, it gives Dr. Elias the opportunity to create a plan for your specific solution. The entire affected area will be visible in very high quality imaging, and with the ability to change the perspective and ensure no other areas are affected, your surgery or non-surgical solution can be planned precisely according to your case.

Often, diagnosis can take several visits to a doctor’s office, as more questions come up regarding the last x-ray taken, or some images come out unclear. 3-D imaging takes the guess work, the multiple diagnoses and the laborious back and forth out of your process and allows you to come in only one time for an extremely accurate scan.

Also beneficial is the safety that this cone beam brings to the imaging process. Because the technology allows a more targeted and pinpointed scope for imaging, the amount of radiation you are exposed to during the diagnosis process is greatly minimized. This 3-D imaging seems to only have positives associated with its use.

Where can I learn more?

If you are considering oral or maxillofacial surgery, or have been recommended for imaging by your doctor or dentist, you might consider choosing the Southern California Center for Surgical Arts for your diagnosis. Dr. Elias is an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon with the technology to give you the most accurate diagnosis and thorough treatment plan. Our staff is dedicated to helping you have the most comfortable and successful surgical experience and would love to guide you toward the best procedure for your case. Call us today to schedule a diagnostic exam: (818) 696-4425.