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3D X-ray

3D X-ray


Why a 3D X-ray?

A 3D x-ray allows for a better appreciation of the third dimension that is missing on traditional x-rays; this third dimension is necessary especially in the case of implants because it allows to see the thickness of the available bone; It also allows us to see the position of the wisdom teeth in relation to the remaining teeth and nerves, the health of the periodontium (the bone around the teeth), the lesions and curves of the teeth's roots, the temporomandibular joints, the sinus collapse, the root canal treatments, bone grafting, trauma, orthodontics... and last but not least, oral and maxillofacial surgery needs.

The planmeca promax

This technologically advanced device, the PLANMECA PROMAX, is based on a proprietary platform called SCARA (Selective Compliant Articulated Robot Arm), which gives an advanced precise geometry of everything around the patient's mouth.

The particular benefit of this device is that it can capture four different dimensions depending on your need, thus avoiding unnecessary radiation. In fact, we can take about three teeth at a time, or one side of the jaw, or the entire jaw, or both jaws.

In addition, the device can take a panoramic x-ray.

The members of my team are trained to use this device properly. You will not only receive a professional service but also a fast and accurate service.
It is best to have all your dental x-rays in one place, integrated into your file, to avoid unnecessary multiplication. This is more efficient, safer and more economical.

What is the radiation output from this device?

In the US, the natural background radiation is 8 μSv (microsievert) per day and, in average, 3,600 μSv per year. Our device emits about 80 μSv , equivalent to the dose received on a plane trip from New York to San Francisco, or the equivalent of about 10 days of environmental radiation.

A panoramic x-ray emits 26 μSv; a full mouth, 171 μSv. In comparison, some medical scanners emit up to 2,500 μSv. So we can see that the benefits of this technology far outweigh the risks involved.

The ability that this device gives us to be able to better plan treatments and allows us to avoid the unfortunate consequences of undetected dental disease.

The clinical use of the scanner is acknowledged throughout the world.


This treatment is not recommended during the first trimester of gestation and in the case of recently administered radiotherapy.
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Dre Manon Paquette
DMD.MS. Cert. Radio. Oral and Maxillofacial
Dr Dale A. Miles
DDS, MS. « Oral and Maxillo-facial Radiologist »
Fontain Hills, Arizona Quintescence Publishing Co., Inc.

6845 Boul. Taschereau, #400

Brossard, Québec, J4Z 1A7
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