At All Family Dental, Dr. Timm or Dr. Anderson may recommend taking a Cone Beam CT scan (CAT Scan) in certain cases. Dental CAT scans are very useful in diagnosis and in planning many dental procedures. Whereas traditional x-rays give us a 2D image, a CAT scan yields a 3D image allowing us to see a better representation of your teeth, soft tissues, nerves, as well as bone and other hard tissue. Having these images often aides us in treating jaw joint issues, dental infections, helps plan dental implant cases, and other complex surgical procedures.
Our Modern Dental Cone Beam CT machines like the one found at our office also use significantly less radiation than traditional medical CT scanners. So you don’t have to worry about being exposed to an excess amount of x-ray radiation. Learn more about our dental CAT scan technology in Oakdale, Minnesota, by calling our team today. Our dentists look forward to welcoming you to our office.