Computed tomography (the so-called CAT)

How is computed tomography (the so-called CAT), 3D diagnosis of the jaw:

Computed tomography (so-called CAT) in dentistry – this is a three-dimensional image of teeth or teeth/jaw. Unlike a regular X-ray flat image, here the teeth are visible from all sides. We can look into the gums, any bony part of the tooth and jaw.

Computed tomography of the upper and lower jaw (the so-called CAT) is the most informative type in diagnostics and dentistry today.

What does computed tomography (the so-called CAT) show us?

For the treatment of teeth:

The number of canals, the direction of the canals, the bending of the nerves, cracks in the root of the tooth, cysts, granules, secondary caries under the gums, other inflammations.

For prosthetics:

The reliability of the tooth in terms of support, the condition of the bone around it, the accuracy of positioning the implants, the accuracy of the location of the crown on the part of the tooth, the condition of the temporomandibular joint.

For tooth extraction and tooth saving operations:

It shows us the shape of the roots and possible problems during extraction, the proximity of the tooth roots to the hymoral cavity, the proximity of the tooth roots to the mandibular nerve, intraosseous inflammatory processes, access to unerupted or misaligned teeth. Also foreign bodies: fragments of tooth roots, fragments of dental material.

For implant and bone change:

It shows us the volume of bone tissue, the quality of the tissue (looseness), the required size of the implant, its correct direction, the risk of damage to the hymoral cavity or nerve, the readiness of the bone for implantation, the readiness of the implant for weeping, access to the bone for sinus lifting and similar operations.

For temporomandibular treatment:

The density of bone, connective and cartilaginous tissues, structural changes, degenerative processes in joint tissues, temporomandibular inflammation, new formations; The displacement of the joint head, the size of the joint cavity, the deviation of the joint disc.

Tomogram is also used in children’s dentistry:

For evaluation of tooth germs, direction of tooth growth, inflammatory processes.

Orthodontists send for computed tomography (the so-called CAT) to diagnose the so-called precus.

Tomography data are in demand in maxillofacial surgery and otolaryngology, for example, in the diagnosis of sinusitis.

All these nuances are provided by computed tomography (the so-called CAT).

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