The Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is a dental-specific x-ray machine that gives a very accurate 3D image of the tooth and area in question. This technology is the most advanced dental imaging possible and is unsurpassed in diagnostic potential. The CBCT used at our office is different than medical CT imaging in that it delivers no more radiation than x-rays used by your general dentist. Dr. Edgar uses this technology when needed for diagnosis and during treatment to increase precision to a level that has not been possible before now. Specifically, the advantages include: three dimensional renditions; geometrically accurate images; increased sensitivity and specificity for cavities, periodontal and periapical lesions; patient comfort – no intra-oral placement of film or sensor; and soft tissue renditions.