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Why You Need a Cone Beam X-Ray Torrance, CA

Why You Need a Cone Beam X-Ray

Dental Technology

Most oral surgery practices have 3D CT scanning machines. Chances are, if you plan to get a dental implant or jaw surgery, you will also need to have your mouth scanned with a cone beam x-ray like the one we have here at Torrance Oral Surgery Center.

What Is a Cone Beam X-Ray?

A cone beam x-ray is a machine that takes three-dimensional images of your jaw. The machine takes cross-sectional scans of your mouth from different angles. When viewed together, these images provide a detailed and accurate picture of exactly where your teeth and other facial structures are located.

How a Cone Beam X-Ray Makes Your Procedure Successful

Jaw surgeries are complex. Your jawbone hides a wealth of delicate and essential structures such as blood vessels and major nerves. If one of those is accidentally harmed during oral surgery, you could end up with permanent damage.

A Torrance oral surgeon reduces your risks of complications by carefully examining your mouth and planning the surgery before starting to operate. Detailed imaging and treatment planning will prevent damage during an implant procedure and other jaw surgeries. A CT scan is currently the best tool for mapping your mouth and planning a safe procedure.

Are Cone Beam X-Rays Harmful?

A CT scan in the oral surgeon’s office exposes you to less radiation than even a set of traditional dental x-rays. You won’t need a 3D CT scan very often; the occasional cone beam x-ray is perfectly safe and essential to having a successful oral surgery.

Learn more about cone beam x-rays and the other invaluable diagnostic technologies used here at Torrance Oral Surgery Center by calling our team.

Posted on behalf of Torrance Oral Surgery Center

23451 Madison St #120
Torrance, CA 90505

Phone: (310) 373-0667


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What Our Patients Say About Us

Even our patients who have been told in the past that they are not good candidates for dental implants have found options at our clinic.

  • Mindy W.

    This is a very welcoming center. Everyone seemed very competent and helpful. I had an oral biopsy today. No waiting. The staff were ready for me and all was in place. Dr. Yagoubian was warm , cheerful and I felt in extremely capable hands. I am so grateful I was referred to him. Sincerely, Mindy W.

  • Raj G.

    Dr. Yagoubian is excellent. I was in state for business when my wisdom tooth broke. I was lucky enough to find Dr. Yagoubian's office. Everyone there was professional and courteous. The procedure went smoothly. Dr. Y is highly skilled, meticulous, and a very personable health care provider (a rarity in the field, in my opinion). If you need an oral surgeon, I highly recommend him.

  • Chahab S.

    Dr Yagoubian is an excellent oral surgeon, supported by a very professional staff. They made the experience as stress-free as possible. Highly recommended.

  • Paul M.

    A positive experience from start to end. I got a sense that this was going to go well and it did. Two extractions, two implants, bone graft and removal of four part bridge. Leaving part of the bridge on one tooth. If there were 10stars they would be for Torrance oral surgery group and Dr. Alicia Wolf / Blanco Demtal Group for recommending Ben.