Digital dental radiography is, of course, a technology that has existed for more than 10 years. During this time, it has improved significantly and more and more dental clinics cover technology every day. Dental digital radiography offers many additional advantages over traditional radiography.
The advantages of digital radiography are far superior to traditional methods of obtaining radio graphs. One of the key differences is the ability to instantly monitor radio graphic images. The images appear on the computer screen a few seconds after they are taken. After the image is on the screen, you will have the opportunity to zoom in or out, illuminate or darken the images, annotate the images, show the dimensions on the screen.
Another great advantage of the transition to digital radiography will be the ability to store patient radio graphs in a computer database instead of physical diagrams. This provides an extremely organized way to recover and store images and gives you the opportunity to make room in your dental practice.
Digital x-rays are a necessary diagnostic tool to help the dentist determine the health of hard tissues in the mouth. Dental x-rays are a useful tool to use in conjunction with a visual examination to prevent dental problems, maintain gum tissue and diagnose any oral health problems, including tooth decay. There are two types of diagnostic x-rays that can be taken in a dental office. Intraoral radio graphs are most useful for determining caries and determining the state of the root and surrounding levels. One of the most common types of extra oral digital radio graphs available in the general dentist's office will be a panoramic radio graph. The purpose of this type of X-ray is to focus on the development of teeth and bones in the jaw, determine the position and presence of third molars and help in the diagnosis and treatment of the problems of VMS (temporomandibular joint). The wing bite is an x-ray that shows the upper and lower teeth (from the crown of the bone to approximately the level of the supporting bone) in a selected area on the same film to check for caries between the teeth.
A bag of pus in your mouth caused by a bacterial infection is called a dental abscess. This can occur in different areas of the tooth, from the tip to the root. The periapical abscess is what happens at the tip of the tooth. This is usually the result of a dental cavity that has not been treated.
The most common symptoms of this problem are:
If you find any of the above symptoms, contact your dentist immediately. If you can not reach your dentist, go to the emergency room, especially if breathing or swallowing is difficult. The prevention of dental caries is the first step and the most fundamental to prevent an abscess.
The effects of diseases on the teeth are sometimes not obvious nor easy to detect. This calls for x-rays like the Bitewing X-rays. Bitewing-rays are used to detect decay in teeth cavities, and to check for, if any and to what extent, the adverse effects of gum disease(s) on the bone density. In addition to this, we also use it to find the correct crown fit for patients who require them.
An indispensable diagnostic tool, the bitewing x-ray shows both the upper and lower teeth in a select area and highlights any anomaly thee present. Holes, cavities and other anomalies in the oral cavity are found out with this process. Reach out to us today, make an appointment, do not wait till you have a tooth decay or pain before you get a check-up nor assume the absence of pain means all is well. A stitch in time does save nine.
3D CT-scan is a special type of X-ray equipment that is used in case of an insufficient regular radio graph of the teeth or face. Your doctor can use this technology to obtain three-dimensional (three-dimensional) images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways, and bones in a single scan.
To keep your teeth and gums healthy, it is important that you check with your dentist every 6 months. Greater oral hygiene is not only important for the overall health of your body but also makes it more attractive.
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