Low-Dose 3D imaging:
less radiation, more information
Downtown Dental believes in responsible radiation practices for patients. Dental x-rays are often the only way to diagnose disease and conditions that are not evident in a visual exam. Identification of cysts, cancerous and non-cancerous tumors, tooth decay (cavities), and Periodontal disease is often only possible with diagnostic x-rays. In addition to saving you money on treatment by early diagnosis, x-rays identifying cancerous lesions can save your life.
At Downtown Dental, we only utilize the latest low dose digital 2D and 3D CBCT technology. With the latest in 3D imaging, our clinicians can see more, with even less radiation than ever before. This allows us to provide you with the essential information you need to make the best decisions about your healthcare.
Best of all, 3D imaging emits an extremely limited and safe amount of radiation. A LOW DOSE 3D CBCT scan exposes the patient to LESS radiation than a traditional ‘full mouth’ series of traditional 2D x-rays routinely done in general dental practices.
We use our 3D imaging for cosmetic/restorative cases, root canals, and dental implants. We do not blindly take routine x-rays, either: we consider both 2D and 3D imaging against your risk factors, and we consider what is the lowest risk radiation in order to gain the best and most actionable information. Downtown Dental adopts the same approach used in modern medicine, we ensure we are prescribing imaging to achieve patient health with radiation doses as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA).