Dental X-rays (radiographs) are images of your teeth that your dentist uses to evaluate your oral health. These X-rays are used with low levels of radiation to capture images of the interior of your teeth and gums. This can help your dentist to identify problems, like cavities, tooth decay, and impacted teeth.
Panoramic X-ray can show the whole oral cavity in one picture without generating detailed pictures showing the caries cavity. This kind of X-ray can show abnormal bone and fracture, cyst, impacted tooth, infection and tumor. Dentists suspected of any such problem can take panoramic X-rays of patients. Dentists may also use this method when they plan to wear braces, implants, and dentures, and when they recommend products such as Colgate® slim soft? To treat teeth that appears to be worn by over brushing .
Dentists should ask patients to take X-rays to evaluate their oral conditions, including their health history, clinical treatment history, clinical examination and susceptibility to dental diseases. Children's dentists will reduce the X-ray dose of children and make them receive as little radiation as possible. In addition to today's advanced protective measures, the amount of radiation received by photographing dental X-rays is very small, and the risk of receiving X-rays can be said to be very small. Curved tomography is very safe. The X ray examination used in Department of Stomatology is very small. In general, only a few dozens of curved cross-section examinations are equivalent to a chest film.