Any modern dental practice requires radiographic imaging is an essential part of diagnosis. It is also part of documentation and as well as treatment planning. Digital X-ray technologies definitely provide numerous advantages over their film predecessors.
At Rochedale Central Dentist, we use digital X-rays to better detect, diagnose, monitor and treat diseases. Digital Dental X-Rays are replacing traditional photographic X-ray film all over the world. This is because the imaging uses digital X-ray sensors that cause less radiation. It also enhances computer images of teeth, gums, and other oral structures. Since the processing time is faster, the digital x-rays provide immediate results. As a result, it is easier for us to reach an accurate and quick diagnosis.
Types of digital X-Rays in Dental Radiographs
Digital dental X-rays can be intraoral (inside your mouth) or extraoral (outside your mouth).
This is probably the most common type of X-ray. There are different types of intraoral X-rays. Each shows different aspect of the teeth.
Bitewing X-rays show details of the upper and lower teeth in one particular area of the mouth.
Periapical X-rays show the whole tooth — from the crown, to where the tooth attaches into the jaw.
Occlusal X-rays track the development and placement of an entire arch of teeth.
Intraoral Dental X-Rays uses:
- Firstly, to detect cavities
- Secondly, to check the status of developing teeth
- Thirdly, to monitor teeth and bone health
Extraoral X-rays detects dental problems with main focus on the jaw and skull . Also, there are several types of extraoral X-rays. This includes Panoramic X-rays, Tomograms, Cephalometric projections, Dental computed tomography (CT), Digital imaging and MRI imaging.
- Impacted teeth
- Monitor jaw growth and development
- Identify potential problems between jaw, teeth and temporomandibular joints (TMJ) or other facial bones
What are the benefits of digital X-rays?
Our team at Rochedale Central Dentist are fully trained to take digital dental x-rays. We also frequently keep ourselves updated on safety measures, the availability of and training in new equipment, supplies and techniques; infection control procedures.
We Bulk-Bill HICAPS, Kids eligible under child dental benefit scheme (CDBS), Veteran Affairs (DVA Gold Card), Emergency and also General dental vouchers from QLD Government (Oral Health Services).