Radiological examination in dentistry is performed in order to take images of individual teeth, facial skeleton, bone tissues of the maxilla and mandible as well as temporomandibular joint. It consists in directing X-rays to the examined spot and recording the image created.
At Scandinavian Clinic we believe that the success of dental treatment is a combination of knowledge and experience of doctors with state-of-the-art diagnostics. That is why our dentists have a modern X-ray laboratory equipped with a 3D digital pantomograph Gendex GXDP-800 at their disposal. This device guarantees the highest quality of panoramic images. Our modern equipment and knowledge of the rules of radiological protection of the patient allow us to obtain the lowest possible radiation dose for a given type of examination, making it much safer than others and non-invasive for the patient. The pantomograph is operated by our qualified team of electroradiology technicians.
We recommend taking an X-ray image of your teeth before each comprehensive dental treatment. Out of concern for the health of our patients, we would like to inform you that in order to perform a pantomographic examination the patient should be referred by the attending doctor.
at Scandinavian Clinic includes:
- dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT),
- micro CBCT – one tooth tomography,
- periapical imaging,
- pantomographic imaging.
Duration of the procedure:
The examination takes approx. 40 seconds. During or immediately after the examination, consultation with a dentist takes place.
The course of the procedure:
The patient remains in a standing position and the machine rotates around his or her head, taking an image of the teeth and surrounding structures, such as the maxilla and mandible, temporomandibular joints and, to a lesser extent, the maxillary sinuses.
The image provides information necessary to make a diagnosis and start treatment in cases of decisions on a tooth extraction, root canal, orthodontic or implant treatment. Dental pictures are also used to visualize superficial teeth, developmental defects, various abnormalities in the tooth root and surrounding tissues (periodontium), as well as any pathological lesions, including neoplastic and pre-cancer lesions.
Radiological examination in dentistry is an extremely common procedure. It can be performed in any patient; however, it should be remembered that pregnancy is a contraindication to performing the examination. The patient should inform the clinic's medical staff that she is pregnant each time she intends to perform a radiological examination. If there are no special clinical indications, in most cases tooth radiography is postponed until after childbirth.
The decision to have an X-ray examination is made by a doctor who has previously collected information about the patient's health.
Recommendations after the procedure:
Radiological examination does not require a period of convalescence. After the examination, the patient can return to daily activities immediately.