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).
Rochedale central dentist also offers a comprehensive range of general dental services to the community of Rochedale, Rochedale south, Burbank, Mackenzie, Wishart & Mansfield and surrounding areas. Call or book online today.