Using the most advanced dental technology possible is just as important as staying up-to-date on the latest treatment techniques. Because our Richmond Hill practice is dedicated to providing you with the safest and most convenient treatment options available, we utilize advanced digital X-ray technology in our office.
Digital X-rays provide several advanced imaging options designed to save time, provide clearer dental photos, and expose patients to less radiation than with traditional X-ray technology.
Dental X-rays are important for many reasons. They can expose hidden tooth decay; reveal a tooth abscess, cyst or tumor; show impacted or extra teeth; and also help determine the condition of dental fillings, tooth crowns, dental bridges and root canals. Dental X-rays can also reveal bone loss from periodontal gum disease, locate tarter buildup, find foreign bodies within the gum or bone, and see if there is enough bone for the placement of dental implants. These are just some of the many reasons why dentists rely on dental X-rays.
Panoramic radiography provides images of the middle third of the face, obtained using an extra-oral technique in which the X–ray machine rotates around the patient, acquiring a virtual image. This technique enables examination of both dental arches and the neighboring structures in a single X–ray.