CT Scans have changed endodontic treatments for many dental issues, saving more teeth. The technology supporting better diagnosis has been incredible. A CT scan produces a 3D X-ray image that shows many more features of a tooth’s structure and the surrounding area around it.
For patients with curved roots, complicated canals, root canal infections, CT Scans can also find “hidden canals” and help identify other issues that may be affecting the tooth and its surrounding area. These pictures can also help to identify canal perforations. They help to explain existing problems with prior root canal treatments.
It’s an easy and painless procedure. It’s done during a dental exam. A full scan takes less than one minute.
Dr. Faghih, Cascadia Dental Specialist’s endodontist, uses the latest technology in saving teeth that have had root canal problems, and literally saved them from being pulled. Call him today for an appointment if you are having any issues with previous root canals. The number is 425-644-7444.