Posts for: July, 2015
More precise medical and dental diagnostic tools produce better patient outcomes. This is the philosophy behind why Dr. K. Michael Murphy and his associate dentists, Andrea Welzel, DMD and Dawn Merguerian, DDS, choose 3D Cone Beam CT Imaging for visualizing the teeth, jaw bone and soft tissues of the face and neck for a wealth of information on a patient's oral health.
Advantages over Flat X-rays
Old-style dental x-rays were simply more laborious than modern Cone Beam CT imaging. Patients were repositioned several times to produce a few flat images of the teeth, roots and bone structure. It took time to develop the films, office space to store them and much effort to transfer results to other dentists or specialists.
All that has changed with Cone Beam CT scans. The machine uses a precise, focused and low-dose beam of radiation to produce multiple images in just 24 seconds. The Baltimore dentists can view the individual's:
- root structure
- soft tissues
- TMJ (temporomandibular joint) and jaw bone
The National Institutes of Health state that this detailed information allows dentists to assess soft tissue problems such as periodontal infections and abscesses and also view hard tissues from multiple angles. Health care professionals praise 3D Cone Beam CT Imaging because it aids them in making more accurate diagnoses and more detailed treatment plans. Less guess work makes for excellent dental services and increased patient comfort.
Uses of 3D Cone Beam CT Imaging
Before a dental implant procedure, the Baltimore dentists can use Cone Beam Imaging to see if the bone is dense enough and wide enough to accommodate the implant device or if grafting procedures are necessary. Also, he or she can use the imaging system to help guide the implant device into the proper place within the jaw.
Cone Beam Imaging assists dentists with visualizing degenerative processes within the jawbone, jaw joint and the teeth themselves. This technology helps with common wisdom teeth extraction, too.
K. Michael Murphy DDS and Associates
Your dental care is in the hands of experienced, highly trained dentists when you consult Dr. K. Michael Murphy and Associates. In addition to 3D Cone Beam CT Imaging, the doctors deliver an impressive list of modern dental techniques such as:
- use of microscopes in gum disease therapy
- CEREC one-day crowns using CAD/CAM technology
- Growth Factor Bio-technology for implant or periodontal surgery to encourage tissue growth and healing
Get the Best Dental Care
For your best oral and systemic health, get the most advanced dental care in the Baltimore area. Contact Doctors Murphy, Welzel and Merguerian for a one-on-one consultation. Call (410) 235-1233.