The 2D images (pantomographic) are a very important part of the daily work of our Dental Clinic. These are pictures of the review of the general condition of all teeth, tooth buds and their surrounding structures such as bone and jaw, etc. What is more, it is also helpful in assessing malformations, trauma and tumors. Computed tomography can detect many abnormalities. Pantomogram also gives insight into the state of bone which is imporant for treatment planning of implants . The radiation dose emitted during the test is approximately equal to the typical 3-5 images. The pantomographic photo taken by our trained staff is non-invasive and quick procedure, lasting only several seconds. Stock Pantomographic should be performed periodically in order to control the whole state of the masticatory system, and particularly in the prevention of tooth decay. The frequency of consecutive images depends on the individual health state, age, susceptibility to dental caries tissue, the risk of diseases and any signs of diseases. Example of a typical photo pantomographic (2D) looks like one below:
If the data we need must be much more accurate, this is, reflecting the real extent of tissue imaging – upper and lower jaw, we use 3D computed tomography. This study highlights all the anatomical structures that can be mapped on the 2D image. As an example would be a very detailed map of the course of the lower alveolar nerve or sinus. This is of great importance while planning procedures in the field of implantology and oral surgery. Study using CT scanner is painless and non-invasive. It provides very detailed information that can be processed digitally on three-dimensional images. What is more, it has a relatively quick and easy course. It allows doctors to complete scan of the upper or lower arch, which is particularly important when planning implant treatment. The following examples of images were created during computed tomography in our clinic:
3D imaging is also used in endodontics. It allows the identification of problems that standard 2D photos cannot capture. It is particularly useful when additional root canals, perforations or complex anatomy of the tooth appears.