X-ray technology has been used extensively in the field of medicine and dentistry. It is quite a useful diagnostic tool that gives healthcare providers a better view of the underlying tissues.
At SmileHere Family Dental, we use digital X-rays that are more convenient, safe, and precise to better understand the jawbone structure, analyze the tooth roots and root canals, damaged teeth, injuries or deteriorated jawbone, etc.
What Are Digital X-Rays Used For?
- When our dentists need to analyze the underlying tissues, tooth roots, and jawbone, X-rays are used to get a more precise view of them and allow for more accurate treatments.
- X-rays help identify cavities or cracks that may go unnoticed or may be present in hard-to-view spots.
- X-rays give our dentists a better understanding of how your teeth are aligned when they have to diagnose malocclusion and design suitable orthodontic treatment plans.
- X-rays are also very useful when determining your candidacy for dental implants.
- Unhealthy growth of tissues such as cysts, an underlying cancerous growth, lesions, etc., can also be detected using X-rays.
What Are Panoramic X-Rays?
When the dentist has to get a view of all the teeth in a single image, panoramic X-rays are the most suitable option. Panoramic X-rays are quite useful in determining the position of the fully erupted as well as partially erupted teeth. In the case of impacted wisdom teeth, the extent of impaction can also be determined using X-rays, which also show any damage to the adjoining tooth roots or the underlying jawbone. Some of the other uses of panoramic X-rays include determining the extent of teeth drifting, jawbone deterioration, detection of tumors, etc.
What Is CBCT?
Cone Beam Computed Tomography System (CBCT) is an advanced dental technology that helps in detecting complex dental diseases by capturing the 3D images of the mouth. CBCT has numerous benefits such as a lower dose of radiation, quick, painless, etc., and produces 3-Dimensional images ensuring quality and accurate images so the dentist can create more precise treatment plans.
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