Dental x-ray examinations provide valuable information that could not be collected otherwise. An X-ray examination may reveal small areas of decay between the teeth or below existing restorations, infection of the bone, gum disease, abscesses, tumors and developmental abnormalities. Finding and treating dental problems at an early stage can save time, money and unnecessary discomfort.
The level of radiation is decreased by over 80 percent and the images are displayed instantly. Other advantages include the ability to send these images immediately to specialists and the ability to store and retrieve these x-rays quickly, which helps increase the speed of treatment and overall monitoring of patients.
A Panorex x-ray is a two-dimensional x-ray used in the dental field. It displays both jaws, the upper and lower, as well as the teeth, on the same film at the same time. Panorex films have several uses. They are used regularly for orthodontic assessments, diagnosis of wisdom teeth impaction, diagnosis of advanced periodontal disease, assessment of the jaw joint, as well as for detecting signs of oral cancer.
The intra-oral camera is another piece of highly advanced diagnostic equipment that allows you to see inside your mouth. The images taken from this camera will be displayed on a computer monitor. You will be able to see any problem areas such as broken fillings, cracked teeth, plaque deposits, and excessive wear.