Hill & Ioppolo Oral and Facial Surgeons of Lubbock uses advanced imaging tools to make sure you get the most precise diagnosis before a procedure. Three-dimensional imaging provides our oral surgeons with additional information about the condition of your mouth and teeth. Our 3D scanner uses only a fraction of the radiation exposure in comparison to taking traditional X-rays of a patient’s mouth. This advanced technology permits our staff to design custom molds for your dental procedure as needed, even when you are not currently in the office for your appointment.
Benefits of 3D Imaging
3D CT scanning generates higher detailed images over other forms of imaging, which benefits surgeons and patients alike. Some of the benefits of 3D imaging are listed below:
- Increased accuracy in images, which reduces any surprises or complications that can occur during a procedure
- Decrease in exposure to radiation as compared to typical X-rays
- Permits your oral surgeon to be able to share digital scans with your general dentist or physician quickly and easily
- Allows your oral surgeon to plan your treatment and create any custom-made surgical guides or molds for your specific procedure
When visiting our office, Dr. Steven Hill or Dr. Robert Ioppolo may recommend 3D imaging at your initial consultation appointment. At our practice, you can be confident that we are using the most reliable technology available for your procedure. To learn more about our 3D imaging tools, contact our office. One of our staff members will be happy to help you.