CBCT referrals at Larkham House

CBCT scan referrals at Larkham House

We are now accepting CBCT imaging referrals

Larkham House is delighted to accept referrals from Private and NHS practices for CBCT scans to enable advanced diagnosis for complex procedures and patient care in the Plymouth area.

  • Your patient to be with us for 30 minutes or so. They will be asked to remove any metal-containing jewellery or prostheses which may affect the imaging.
  • Reporting is available upon request. We are also very happy to send the scan directly to your preferred Radiologist.
  • Payment will be taken prior to the scan appointment day for most examinations.

Advances in dental imaging technology allows taking a scan of the entire upper and lower jaw at the same time scanning the teeth and jaw bone from ear to ear. For evaluating dental implants, wisdom tooth removal, failed and complex tooth extraction and endodontic treatments we rely on digital x-rays to get the best possible picture of the underlying structures where treatment will take place.

OPG scan referrals at Larkham House

An OPG scan – panoramic x-ray

An OPG is a panoramic or wide view x-ray of the lower face, which shows all the teeth of the upper and lower jaw on a single film. It reveals the number, position and growth of all the teeth as well as those that have not yet surfaced or erupted. It differs from the normal small close up x-rays of individual teeth. An OPG can reveal problems with the jawbone and the joint which connects the jawbone to the head, called the Temporomandibular joint or TMJ.

Whilst useful, an OPG x-ray can’t measure bone depth with the same degree of accuracy as a 3D dental CBCT scan, nor can it measure bone thickness or density. A 3D dental CBCT scan

CBCT scan referrals at Larkham House

A 3D CBCT scan

A CBCT is a special type of x-ray machine used in situations where regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. It uses technology to generate three dimensional (3-D) images of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve paths and bone in the craniofacial region in a single scan. The image helps determine the exact bone depth, width, density and condition, along with the precise position of your nerve canal and sinus cavity.

Receiving a 3D dental CBCT scan ensures highly accurate pre-planning resulting in minimised risk, lower costs and a lower number of visits.

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