Recent advances in dental and facial imaging allows for 3-dimensional evaluation of the facial and dental structures. Wilmington Oral Surgery is equipped with digital 3-D CT capabilities. The cone beam digital technology significantly minimizes radiation exposure, compared to medical CT scanners. The cone beam CT allows Dr. Puckett to diagnose and treatment plan your case with precision and accuracy.
Current technology with the 3-D CT allows for digital implant planning to be performed. Three dimensional evaluation results in superior pre-surgical treatment planning and helps to eliminate complications which can occur with traditional two dimensional X-rays. Using the CT with current software, we can plan complicated implant cases which previously were not possible.
Additionally, the 3-D CT is an important tool to diagnose and assist with treatment of impacted teeth and oral pathology lesions in the jaws.