Cross-eyed on cone beam? Bringing the future into focus

Jan. 4, 2011
Dr. Suzanne Gilman explains how incorporating CBCT into your practice will perpetuate the excellent care you strive to give your patients.

Dr. Rachel Bella was excited. One of the oral surgeons in her town was offering cone beam or 3-D imaging to dentists and their patients. She was thinking about her patient Jane, a 30-year-old accountant who was having low-grade, chronic pain around her maxillary centrals and laterals for several months. Conventional 2-D periapical X-rays and diagnostic tests did not clarify which tooth, if any, would need root canal therapy. Jane's physician thought that the diagnosis was a sinusitis due to an infection or an allergy, but treatment for those symptoms never gave Jane complete relief. It had been frustrating.

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