What is CBCT imaging?
Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT-various manufacturers) is basically 3D imaging of the bone and the spacing between bones. CBCT measures calcium (which healthy bone has plenty of). A 3D x-ray that can be manipulated, rotated, and measured very precisely. CBCT is very useful at objectively inspecting the teeth, sinuses, the jawbones, spacing, and growth and development of the TMJ’s. Ideally a CBCT of the temporomandibular joints should be taken and competently interpreted before initiating DTR therapy. Level 3 doctors are acutely aware of this and have been tested on the interpretation and usage of CBCT in regards to TMD diagnosis and treatment.