Oral and facial surgery can be daunting to anyone that might need it. You may consider all of the problems that can arise, the anxiety that you’re feeling and the process that has to be done to get your mouth and smile in the best shape possible.
However, at South Valley Oral and Facial Surgery, Dr. McMurray ensures that all of his patients are comforted, taken care of and most of all - informed of the procedures that they’re going to undergo. The uncertainty of the process can be a scary one. Dr. McMurray works to eliminate that uncertainty.
Evolving Dental Technology
With the evolving dental technology in the world, you can expect to find some of the latest and greatest gadgets that are out there. With 3D X-Ray imaging, a whole new way to take pictures of the oral problem areas has come about.
The process is a simple one, does not require the patient to do much and takes just minutes to set up and take the pictures needed. From there, a whole dental picture, in 3D form, can then be shown on a computer screen of the patient’s oral structure. In the past, flat images would have to be taken and there would be multiple pictures of every angle of the mouth. This was to ensure that the dentist knew what to do and where to do it.
With this new technology, one large picture can be taken and then molded into a 3D format so that every problem area can be identified and resolved. These pictures have helped many oral surgeons, as well as other dental professionals find the areas that can cause further problems for the patient. It has helped resolve many issues of having to do lengthier procedures or having to do different procedures all together.
Why 3D X-Ray Imaging?
There are many reasons why 3D X-Ray imaging is important to use. The first being that the dentist is able to have a better view of the work that needs to be done. Second, it cuts down on the amount of time needed to take separate pictures of the mouth. One picture can be taken of the entire facial structure, giving the dentist an idea of the process and treatment plan needed. They can then use this imagery to create a plan of action, while making it as less invasive as possible for the patient that has to have the procedure done.
Many dental offices are not yet updated on the latest 3D X-Ray imaging practices or machines, but through a high-end, professional and reputable oral surgery center, you can expect to find the latest in technological advances for your comfort.
Speak with our staff here at South Valley Oral and Facial Surgery to find out how we can help you through the latest and greatest in oral technology. We strive for the best results and can ensure that you walk out with a beautiful, healthy smile. Call us today to set up an appointment or to learn more!