X-RAY DIAGNOSTICS NEW FOREST
A Vital Diagnostic Tool for Dental Care
X-Ray diagnostics are important in dental health.
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Types of dental X-rays
Single tooth radiograph or periapical x-ray
OPG or Orthopantomogram is a panoramic x-ray of the upper & lower jaw
CBCT or Cone Beam Computed Tomography can produce 3d images
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One important reason to see your dentist regularly is to catch dental problems before they can become serious. The dentist can detect noticeable signs in a physical examination, but some are not visible to the naked eye. This is why X-rays are so important in dental care.
X-rays can detect even the slightest traces of oral health problems in the earliest stages — including cavities, infections, tumors, and gum disease. With early detection, you can get the treatment you need before problems have a chance to develop.
We only take dental X-rays when necessary for diagnosis and treatment. The frequency will depend on your dental health, signs of dental problems, age, and risk for oral disease. We are very careful with X Ray Diagnostics.
Don’t be concerned about radiation exposure from dental X-rays. With modern technology, the radiation levels have been reduced to miniscule amounts. In addition, dentists take numerous safety precautions like protective aprons and collars to protect patients from radiation. They also make any exposure as brief as possible by using digital X-rays or the fastest film speeds available.
The true value of dental X-rays lies in the way they discover dental problems before they have a chance to develop. If these issues are not detected early, even the latest technology and an affordable dentist can’t save you from the pain, time, and expense of treating them after they’ve become worse.
Dental X-rays provide a comprehensive picture of your dental health and play a valuable role in good dental care.
Panoramic radiography or x-ray is a two-dimensional dental x-ray that captures the entire mouth in a single image, including upper and lower teeth, structures and tissues.
An OPG is a panoramic or wide-angle view x-ray of the lower face. This shows us all the upper and lower teeth on a single film. This x-ray shows the number, position and growth of all the teeth, including those (in children) that have not yet erupted.
Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a special x-ray used when regular x-rays are not sufficient. We may use this x-ray technology to produce three-dimensional images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerves, and jaw bone in a single scan.
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