The need for radiation is inevitable for quality dental diagnostics and proper treatment. With the clinical examination the dentist can only detect visible parts of the oral cavity (teeth, some external changes of the gingiva) while using the panoramic image the dentist can give a precise insight into the health of all parts of the oral cavity that are not visible during clinical examination.
Digital X-ray delivers excellent quality with minimal radiation and short-term exposure to the patient. This significantly increases the safety of the patient and staff. The advantages of digital X-rays are that they give excellent image quality, and there's no need of waiting to develop image, now you get your picture in just a few seconds.
Types of dental X-rays
A panoramic image is a necessary image during the clinical examination itself that provides detailed examination of the entire maxillofacial region. It gives a complete picture of the placement of teeth in the upper and lower jaw, the presence of hidden cavities, pathological processes around the roots of the teeth, the placement of the impacted teeth, cysts or tumors.
An intraoral image is a recording of an individual tooth used during work. In our office we take these pictures with a Kodak digital camera, which is positioned near the dental chair.
3D imaging - Three-dimensional digital imaging gives a detailed overview of the overall anatomy (teeth, gingiva, bone, nerves) 3D imaging has helped our dentists effectively diagnose some problem areas, thereby providing better diagnosis and proper treatment.