For doctors and medical referrers
We are a department specializing in oral surgery treatments. Patients referred to us are treated exclusively in the scope of treatment requested. After completion of the therapy, a doctor's letter is prepared and further treatment with the referring colleague is recommended.
You are here:
- Wisdom teeth removal
- Root tip resections, hemisections, amputations
- Transplantation of teeth
- Surgical tooth removals
- Operations of cysts in the jaw area
- Lip ligament and tongue ligamentoplasties
- Preprosthetic surgery
- Exposure and slinging of impacted teeth
- Treatment of traumatic tooth damage
- Surgical treatment of odontogenic sinusitis
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)
In addition to conventional dental X-ray diagnostics with digital systems, we can offer patients Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT).
The X-ray ordinance obliges practitioners to avoid unnecessary radiation exposure in X-ray diagnostics. At the same time, many issues can only be adequately identified and assessed with three-dimensional imaging. Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) meets all these requirements.
- Significantly lower radiation exposure than dental CT
- Volume 15 x 15 x 15 cm
- High contrast and great detail reproduction
- Good reproduction of three-dimensional structures without superimposition effects
- Possibility to create a "calculated" panoramic tomogram as well as a teleradiograph from the existing data
In addition, we offer you the possibility of taking X-ray images with X-ray and drilling templates. These can be integrated into implant planning programs.
It is also possible to import these data into orthodontic evaluation programs.
Procedure of the recording
The patient is positioned standing or sitting in the unit, similar to the panoramic tomography. The GALILEOS 3D X-ray scan takes 14 seconds. The unit moves around the patient in the same way as for the panoramic tomogram. The GALILEOS reconstruction algorithm calculates the complete image volume from the data of the 200 individual images obtained in this process in 4.5 minutes - after a total of 7 minutes, the image is ready for diagnosis on the screen. The pulsed imaging technique with a pure exposure time of 2-6 seconds results in a low radiation dose. Current dose measurements show that the effective dose of the GALILEOS system used here for an exposure volume of 15 x 15 x 15 cm is 29 µSv (micro-sievert), which represents a favorable risk/benefit ratio - especially since panoramic and cephalometric side views can be calculated from one scan. (Scherer et. al, zm (3/2008) 98, 6, 46-53)
Procedure of referral
Please provide your patient with all existing images for the X-ray examination. Furthermore, we ask you to describe the clinical problem as precisely as possible.
After the image acquisition, we will explain the findings to the patient and give him a CD with the image data and a viewing program. You will then receive a written report by mail.
When you insert the CD into your computer, the viewing program is installed. With this program you can view and rotate the images from all directions. (System requirement is a working memory of 2GB).
If you have any special requests regarding the data set (raw data set for import into Galaxis or other image processing programs, please let us know in advance on the referral slip if possible.
The information for your patients can be found on the referral form. Please point out to your patients that this examination is not part of the range of services provided by the statutory health insurance, so that patients with statutory health insurance can expect an invoice amount of 280€.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Indications for CBCT
- Implant planning
- Course of the inferior alveolar nerve before osteotomy with close positional relationship between root apex and nerve canal
- Positional relationship between retained teeth and neighboring teeth
- Odontogenic changes of the maxillary sinus Maxillary sinus anatomy in connection with sinus floor elevations
- Location of larger cysts and tumors
- Assessment of dentoalveolar malocclusions in mesiodistal or buccolingual direction
- Visualization of craniofacial structures and skeletal malformations
- Dehiscences and fenestrations
- Morphology of bone pockets
- Representation of apical conditions in complex root forms
- Implant planning
- Complex prosthetic rehabilitation