THE USE OF CONE BEAM SCANS IN ASSESSING IMPACTED THIRD MOLARS
Why Cone Beam Scans Can Be Beneficial
Third molar or wisdom tooth impaction is a common clinical issue for us as oral surgeons to deal with. We are experts in it and we are able to assess, plan, and appropriately treat these concerns. In the past several years, the cone beam scan has been a part of our assessment and examination for more difficult extractions. The panoramic x-ray is still the “standard of care,” but the Cone Beam Scan gives so much more information that it can be helpful in most all cases.
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The big benefit of the Cone Beam Scan is in determining risks by being able to see the relationship of these teeth to the surrounding structures such as the other teeth, the sinuses in the upper jaw, and the nerve bundles in the lower jaw. We typically recommend the Cone Beam Scan in cases where the risk appears higher. We can do it for anyone who wishes the best information about their teeth and surgery.
Insurance companies typically will not cover this expense, so it is often a choice based on finances. One of our goals is to provide care safely and with excellence. The Cone Beam Scan is another instrument that helps us to achieve that goal.
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It is important to us to use the most advanced oral surgery equipment and techniques available in order to give each of our patients the best possible experience and results. If you’re looking for oral surgery services or wisdom tooth extraction in a comfortable, positive environment, we can help. For a consultation, call Wagner Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Specialists at (262) 634-4646 today! Our professional, experienced oral surgeon will provide gentle and experienced care to you and your family.
Ref: J Oral Maxillofac Surg 72:1444-1455, 2014
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