Medical imaging has been revolutionizing the medical world for decades now—and dentistry is no exception. Thereby, traditional x-rays on film have been gradually replaced by digital x-rays.
Why are x-rays needed?
Digital x-rays are an essential diagnostic tool used along with a visual examination. Mainly, they help detect anomalies that would otherwise be invisible to the naked eye, for quick, preventive action.
In general, x-rays are taken during a regular dental check-up. There are four types:
- Periapical (one tooth, from root to crown)
- Panoramic (a panorex shows the entire dental structure)
- Cephalometric (neuromuscular and orthodontic treatments)
- Minimal exposure to radiation
- Safe, quick and comfortable
- High quality images and better contrast for improved sharpness
- Images are saved in the patient’s electronic file
- Easy to share with other health professionals or insurance company
- Small environmental footprint
What x-rays detect
Digital x-rays can show anomalies and disease under the gums, on the alveolar bone or on the root, such as:
- Interdental cavity
- Dental malposition
- Bone loss
- Cyst or abscess
- Lesion (cancerous or non-cancerous)
- Developmental anomaly
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