HOW IT HELPS OUR PATIENTS
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT DURING THE SCANNING PROCESS When you come in for a CT scan, before you even sit down, you’ll be asked to remove any metal objects you may be wearing. Accessories such as hairpins, jewelry, piercings, glasses, and dentures can affect the scan. Once removed, you’ll be asked to sit in the exam chair and remain as still as possible while the machine scans you. The dentist will also ensure you are positioned so the intended area being examined will be in the center of the CT. The X-ray source will then move around you, capturing 150–200 high-resolution, two- dimensional images that are then combined to create a 3D image. By having the best state-of-the-art dental technology, our team can meet every one of our patients’ unique needs. If you’re interested in learning more about our CT and the other services we provide, don’t hesitate to call our office today.
our patients. One such technology we use is the dental cone beam computed tomography (CT).
Beaumont Family Dentistry has a number of advanced technologies and equipment that help our team provide excellent treatment and care for
THE DENTAL CONE BEAM CT This particular device allows our doctors to X-ray a patient’s mouth, but it’s far more than just an X-ray machine. The Dental Cone Beam CT, or CT for short, uses specialized equipment that, with one scan, creates a three-dimensional image of a person’s entire oral structure, including nerve paths, bone, and soft tissue. WHAT IS IT FOR? The CT’s primary function is to help people who suffer from orthodontic issues or complex oral problems. The device’s detailed images help dentists plan specific treatments or surgeries to give patients the best comfort. It can also help with precise placement of dental implants; accurate evaluations of the jaw, nerve canals, sinuses, and nasal cavity; reconstructive surgery; diagnosing temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ); and detecting, measuring, and planning treatments for jaw tumors.
PALEO TOMATO BASIL SALAD
1 tbsp aged balsamic vinegar
1 small shallot, thinly sliced
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
4–5 medium tomatoes, preferably heirloom, seeded and cut into wedges
Salt and pepper, to taste
6–10 medium basil leaves, cut into ribbons
1. Place shallots in balsamic vinegar for 15 minutes. Drain and pat dry using paper towels. 2. Assemble tomatoes on a plate, top with basil and shallots, and season with salt and pepper. 3. Drizzle olive oil over top of salad and serve immediately.
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