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CT Scan Specialist

Charles E. Dyer, IV, DDS, MS, PC -  - Periodontist

Charles E. Dyer, IV, DDS, MS, PC

Periodontist located in Cypress, TX

Computed tomography (CT) scans allow dental professionals to diagnose bone density issues, as well as tumors and lesions with greater accuracy than ever before. At his Cypress, Texas, office, Charles E. Dyer, IV, DDS, offers safe CT scans for a variety of diagnoses. CT scan technology affords Dr. Dyer to evaluate your oral with 3D images of nerve pathways, soft tissue, and bone. To learn more about how he uses this cutting-edge dental technology, call the office or book your next visit online today.

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What are CT scans?

CT scan technology is one of the most innovative methods used in modern dentistry to determine the root cause of abnormalities inside your mouth.

A CT scanner emits a series of narrow beams as it moves through an arc. This is different from an X-ray machine, which sends only one radiation beam.

The CT scan produces a more detailed final picture than an X-ray image, compiling a series of images into a 3D image that offers Dr. Dyer “the whole picture.”

Why are CT scans used in dentistry?

CT scans are used in modern dentistry because they provide dentists with more accurate and detailed information. When given the full picture, Dr. Dyer can offer a more comprehensive diagnosis, which helps give you the safest, most effective personalized treatment plan.

Dr. Dyer frequently uses CT scans to check for any bone density issues, tumors, and lesions that may be abnormal and could require further testing.

You’ll never get CT scans unnecessarily. Dr. Dyer only recommends CT scans if he feels as though it’s necessary to get to the root cause of a dental issue that you’re experiencing.

Are there alternatives to CT scans?

Yes, there are alternative methods, but a CT scan offers the most accuracy when it comes to offering diagnoses. X-rays are often used in dental offices, but they don’t allow for quite as much accuracy and nuance in achieving diagnoses.

The highly innovative 3D imaging technology allows Dr. Dyer to detect signs of trouble more accurately than with manual checks or routine dental exams.

Are CT scans safe?

Yes, when performed by Dr. Dyer at his office, CT scans are perfectly safe. Many people fear the radiation exposure of CT scans, but Dr. Dyer’s office is equipped with modern technology that helps limit your radiation exposure.

CT scans are also quite common. Each year, 72 million CT scans are performed in the United States.

To find out more about how CT scan technology can benefit your dental care experience with Dr. Dyer, call the office today or schedule a consultation online.

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