Dental X-ray is a method used by dentists in the diagnosis of diseases that occur in the mouth and teeth of patients and are difficult to see with the naked eye. Thanks to this method, dentists can see all the discomforts that occur in the mouth and heal the patient by choosing the appropriate treatment method for the disease. If the dentist does not find any negativity after taking an x-ray to diagnose the diseases in your mouth and teeth, the cause of the discomfort may be other things. In this, he can diagnose the disease by applying various methods and performing whatever is necessary for its treatment.
X-rays are also known as radiography. Dentists can see between and inside the teeth with this dental x-ray. In addition, damage that is too small to be seen with the naked eye or tooth roots located under the gums can also be examined with this X-ray. Today, these x-rays are used in the examination of almost all oral and dental diseases.
Thanks to the x-ray taken, many different oral and dental disorders such as dental caries, degree of caries, cyst, abscess, and gum problems can be diagnosed. In addition, 20-year-old teeth are examined as a result of these x-rays. For this reason, dental X-Rays are very important in the treatment of oral and dental diseases.
Types of Dental X-Rays
Types of dental X-rays include Bitewing, periapical and panoramic radiographs. Dentists refer to Bitewing X-ray, which can show the crown parts of the teeth, in order to check whether the patients have cavities during their routine check-ups.
Periapical x-rays are used when the height of the bones of the teeth or the root tips need to be checked.
An x-ray taken from the outside of the mouth to get a full view of the mouth is called Panoramic. This x-ray shows the appearance of the lower and upper jaw, sinus areas, along with all the teeth. Thanks to this x-ray, problems such as tightness of the teeth, cysts, tumors, jaw problems can be diagnosed.
Occlusal and Cephalometric X-rays are among the other types of x-rays that dentists refer to. Occlusal X-rays are taken to observe the developing teeth of children. Cephalometric X-ray is taken by Orthodontist specialists to plan the orthodontic treatment process.
There are many different mouth and dental conditions. Dentists may request different types of x-rays from patients to identify these conditions. This is very normal and natural. Therefore, do not be afraid of the various x-rays that dentists will ask for. As a result of these x-rays, specialist physicians will diagnose your ailment and plan the treatment process accordingly and will do everything in their power to heal you.
X-ray equipment and other external radiography machines are designed and manufactured to minimize radiation levels. For this reason, the amount of radiation you will receive from these devices can be ignored as it will be quite low, and you will not be constantly exposed. Thanks to the developing technology, the radiation emission rate of the x-ray devices used today have decreased even more. However, we recommend that pregnant or lactating mothers consult their obstetrician before having these X-rays, get advice and act accordingly.