Dental X-Ray is also known as dental radiographs and dentists use them for variety of reasons. This can be to find a hidden dental structure, bone loss, malignant masses and cavities. They are the pictures of teeth, bones and soft tissues that help to find issues in teeth, mouth and jaw. Usually there are two main types of dental X-rays which are intraoral or X-ray filmed inside the mouth, and extraoral or X-ray outside the mouth. The dental x-rays can also be done after the dental treatments, as follows:-
Bitewing X-rays: They show upper and lower back teeth and how each of them touch in a single view. The X-rays are carried out to check the decay between the teeth and how well the upper and lower teeth are lined up? They also show up whether there is any kind of dental infection and gum disease.
Periapical X-rays: These show the entire tooth, shielded from crown to the end of root and bone that support the bone. The x-rays are used to locate dental problems below the gum line or in jaw. These are related to abscesses, impacted teeth, tumors, cysts, bone and tumor.
Occlusal X-rays: These display the roof or floor of the mouth to find an extra tooth, the teeth which might not have broken through the gums, jaw fractures, cleft in the roof of the mouth, growths or abscesses. It can also be used to locate a foreign object.
Panoramic X-rays: These examine the broad view of teeth, sinuses, nasal area and temporomandibular (jaw) joint. These X-rays do not detect the cavities nor do they find issues like bone abnormalities, cysts, solid growth (tumor), fractures and infections.
Digital X-rays: They can be sent to a computer to record and save. It can be examined later.
Usually a full-round of periapical X-rays is mostly carried during the person's first visit to dentist. The Bitewing X-rays are done during the regular check-ups to look after tooth decay. The Panoramic X-rays are used occasionally. Usually the Dental X-rays are scheduled based on your age, disease risk and signs of the disease.
The scope of dental X-rays is quite extensive at 32 Facts and diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. Modi Dental clinic in Ashok Vihar, North Delhi provides expert OPG X-ray by carrying out a complete scanning of the upper and lower jaw, lateral ceph, maxillary sinus-frontal and lateral views, panoramic and TMJ images.
Our in-house diagnostic facilities comprises of:
• Full-mouth OPG which gives a clear vision about the patient's conditions including the dental condition, state of periodontium/gums, TMJ/joint position and occlusion so that the issue is well understood before starting the treatment.
• Portable DC RVG Unit
• RVG sensor with a dental chair
Prior to the treatment all necessary arrangements are made to assess the mouth, teeth, gums, upper jaw, lower jaw and entire mouth area.
Our OPG X-ray reveals all kinds of complications like ill-positioned wisdom teeth, sinus issue, jaw joint problems and receding bone. All this is possible through our dedicated team of professionals.