CBCT Scans provide Dr. Grogan with a detailed view of the anatomy of your jaw and allow him to diagnose and plan with accuracy. In the past, patients would have to visit a hospital or outpatient facility to obtain a three-dimensional x-ray to fully evaluate the structures.
In approximately the year 2006, a technological advancement was introduced when those three-dimensional images could be obtained in a dental office setting. The three-dimensional x-ray image produced by a cone beam computerized tomographic (CBCT) machine is actually more accurate for what dentists need than the medical scanning machines.
Dr. Grogan was one of the first in the Washington DC area to invest in a CBCT scan machine for his patients.
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