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CBCT Scanner – McKinney, TX

Detailed Images for Precise Treatment

Most dental offices are equipped with an X-Ray machine, which provides invaluable diagnostic information. X-Rays can help dentists spot cavities, identify problems with wisdom teeth, and much more. However, they do have their limitations. That is why Dr. Hegazin has invested in an even more advanced imaging machine: the Vatech PaX-i 3D CBCT scanner. On this page, you’ll more about what this machine does, how it works, and how it can enhance your dental care experience.

What Is a CBCT Machine?

CBCT scanner in McKinney, the Vatech PaX-i 3D

CBCT stands for Cone-beam (or Conebeam) Computed Tomography. It takes highly detailed, three-dimensional images that provide much more information than a standard digital X-Ray. For example, instead of just producing images of the bones and teeth, it also shows nerves and connective tissues.

A CBCT machine can play a pivotal role in helping your dentist in McKinney diagnose complex dental problems and plan for advanced procedures. These machines are commonly used in the planning process for root canal therapy and dental implant placement surgery. The Vatech PaX-i 3D comes with special software that makes the treatment planning process even easier.

How Does It Work?

Detailed CBCT scan of patient’s head and neck

Essentially, a CBCT machine is a super-powered X-Ray. It uses a cone-shaped beam of radiation to produce images of the jaw, teeth, and nearby areas. Although it emits more radiation than a standard X-Ray, it uses less than a regular CT machine that you would find in a hospital. The scanning process is extremely safe for most patients.

What Happens During a Scan?

Male patient standing still in CBCT machine during scan

The scanning process is quick, painless, and noninvasive. First, you might have to remove any jewelry or other items that might interfere with the scan’s results. Then, a member of our team will position you in the machine. You must stay as still as possible during the scan, which may take anywhere from a few seconds to one minute or so. Immediately after the scan, Dr. Hegazin will be able to view your results and get to work on planning your treatment.

Benefits for Patients

Highly detailed panoramic CBCT image of patient’s teeth

Here are just a few of the most outstanding benefits of the Vatech PaX-i 3D CBCT scanner:

  • Hegazin will never go into your treatments blind. The images from the CBCT scan will serve as his guide. They will thereby minimize the risk of complications and contribute to the best possible treatment outcome.
  • Thanks to the software that comes with the machine, our team has easy access to visual aids that help us explain your recommended treatments to you.
  • There is no need to worry about excessive radiation exposure. Dr. Hegazin only recommends a CBCT scan when truly necessary.

Would you like to learn more about the Vatech PaX-i 3D CBCT scanner or the other dental technology in our office? Contact us today.

A note for other dentists: Dr. Hegazin is happy to share the Vatech PaX-i 3D CBCT scanner with his peers. You are welcome to use it for a small fee. Get in touch with our office for more information.

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