All dental X-rays in our clinic are done by a periapical or panoramic digital X-ray machine
Our clinic has a state-of-the-art digital panoramic x-ray machine that allows for imaging teeth and the entire mouth in just 2-10 seconds, at excellent quality and at a completely negligible radiation level.
The image appears immediately on the computer screen, so that patients can study and understand their exact condition.
The world’s best digital panoramic X-ray machine by Planmeca allows the dentist to achieve precision in treatment at any given time. From now on, there is no need to refer a patient for a panoramic X-ray outside the clinic and we can ensure the patient’s safety, while saving money and time.
X-ray imaging is an integral part of the dental diagnosis process. Any diagnosis or treatment plan would be totally inadequate without radiological diagnostic means.
In X-rays we can identify:
A. Caries (cavities) between teeth, which cannot usually be seen in a clinical examination.
B. The condition of the teeth and existing restorations (fillings, crowns, etc.)
C. The condition of the bone surrounding the tooth – information that helps, for example, in diagnosing periodontal disease.
D. Pathology inside the bone – tumors and cysts, related or unrelated to the teeth.
E. The anatomy of the jaws – which helps establish the manner of treatment. For example: the bone’s size and width, the location of the maxillary (upper jaw) sinus, location of the nerves and major blood vessels. This knowledge may change the treatment plan and is of pivotal importance for performing implants.
Many people express concerns about exposure to ionizing radiation when having dental X-rays.
It should be remembered that during everyday life, we are incessantly exposed to background radiation of various types, most of which we are completely unaware of. For example: everyday exposure to natural radiation, radiation from mobile phones, computers, etc. Many studies that have been conducted in recent years demonstrate that the quantities of radiation to which we are exposed in dental X-ray procedures are minimal and have no effect on our health. In a digital x-ray, the radiation is even lower, up to 20 times less, or, in other words, only about 5% of the radiation of an ordinary radiograph.
There is no contraindication to X-raying pregnant womem, but there are other safeguards that dentists will use in the case of pregnancy. It is recommended to receive dental treatment during the second trimester of pregnancy.