Dental Radiology and Imaging
Dental Radiology and Imaging
Imaging methods contribute to the success of diagnosing oral and dental health, preparing treatment plan and following the stages after the treatment starts. Two-dimensional radiographs and three-dimensional tomographs are used for this purpose.
Detection of decayed teeth
Before and during root canal treatment
Detection of bone damage in advanced levels of gum disease
Planning and follow-up of treatment before implant surgery
In suspicions of tumors and cysts in teeth and bone
To determine the shape of the embedded tooth before surgical procedures
In orthodontic treatments, the relationship between teeth and lower jaw and upper jaw
Salivary gland diseases
Tooth development and growth of children
Tooth fractures and jaw fractures are used in suspicion.
Panoramic radiography showing all bones and teeth in the mouth. In cases where a wider and clearer image is desired, periapical radiography showing two or three teeth at the same time and bitewing, ie bitewing radiography, showing the right and left sides of the mouth used for caries detection are used. Which radiography will be used is selected according to the procedure.
Prior to the surgical procedures in which the implant is planned, the three-dimensional imaging method, DVT, is preferred.
The dose of radiation required for the preferred radiographs in dental treatment is lower than other radiographs such as chest radiography. After the development of digital radiography techniques, the doses used were reduced to very low levels.
In the use of digital radiographs, radiation is reduced by 80 percent. In addition, images obtained through digital radiography can be stored on computers. It can also be printed out upon request.
The frequency of the panoramic x-ray is determined by looking at the patient’s dental history and medical history. Some patients are advised to take x-rays once a year, while in some patients 2-year periods are sufficient for x-rays.
Two-dimensional images are obtained on radiographs taken for the tooth. In other words, while radiographs can only have information about height and width, information on thickness in tissues cannot be obtained.
Dental tomographies have more detailed and accurate information than X-ray data. Three-dimensional images are obtained with this method. In particular, hard tissues such as teeth and bones are displayed in more detail on CT scans. Thus, the margin of error in the treatments to be performed by the dentist is minimized.
Dental Volumetric Tomographs, abbreviated as DVT, are used in the fields of implantology, surgical applications, endodontics, periodontology and orthodontics in dentistry. With this imaging method, all necessary measurements are taken in a three-dimensional manner. It is possible to increase the success rate in the treatment of dental problems with Dental Volumetric Tomography.
When the dental tomography method works in a volumetric way, it makes it possible to take images with much less dose than other tomographies.
Imaging prior to implant treatment is very important for the treatment process. In the three-dimensional imaging technique, the bones of the jaw can be seen very clearly. In this way, it helps to make a correct planning before surgery. Bone tissue shape, thickness, relations with each other and information about the density of bones are obtained. In this way, it is decided which surgical technique to apply. Tomography is used to control implant placement and bone support after surgery.
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