CT Scans Specialist

Comfort Care Dental -  - Dentistry

Comfort Care Dental

Dentistry located in North Hollywood, CA & Glendale, CA

Proper treatment depends on accurate and detailed diagnostic information. Robert Tingilian, DDS, Tom Shanakian, DDS, and the team at Comfort Care Dental in Sherman Oaks and Glendale, California, use cutting-edge CT scan technology to ensure the best treatment outcomes. To schedule your first appointment, call today or use the online booking function, and take the first step in getting the care that you need.

CT Scans Q & A

What is a CT scan?

Today’s modern technologies provide incredible power to take a look at what is going on inside the body. In all areas of medicine, including dentistry, imaging tests are a crucial part of the diagnostic process. X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans all have their own important roles to play. 

A computed tomography (CT) scan is an advanced imaging solution that is used to create a 3D image of the internal structures in your body. It can accurately take images of many kinds of body tissue, including soft tissues and bones. The team at Comfort Care Dental utilizes CT scan technology to ensure the best diagnostic and treatment outcomes for their patients. 

How is it used in dentistry?

As you can imagine, it’s very important to have a clear understanding of the underlying structures in your mouth and face in order to develop an accurate and effective treatment plan. There are many situations in dentistry, such as when preparing for a dental implant or a tooth extraction, where the health and structure of your jawbone play an important role. 

The team at Comfort Care Dental may use a CT scan to check your bone to determine its health before any procedures in order to avoid complications during treatment. In addition, a CT scan can check for abnormalities such as bone fractures or tumors. They discuss your situation with you thoroughly and answer any questions you may have. 

What can I expect at my appointment?

Getting a CT scan is a relatively easy and painless process. You will be required to lie on a flat table and hold very still. This table then slides into a circular tube, which is the scanner area. When the machine is performing the scans, you may hear some strange noises, which is normal. The scan time varies depending on the images being taken. 

Following the scan, you review the results with the team at Comfort Care Dental, and you can ask any questions you may have. 

To learn more about CT scans, call today or use the online booking feature to schedule your first appointment with the team at Comfort Care Dental.