Radiological examinations

Radiological examinations

All the X-ray machines existing at our office (retroalveolar, panoramic, tele, CBCT) are digital, i.e. the images aren’t developed on films, but on a digital sensor. As the sensor is much more sensitive as a film, less radiation dose is enough to obtain information about the affected area. In order to avoid mistakes we can print the created images on a film using a laser printer because there are some collegues who prefer to have a film for the evaluation and storage of information, but there are also collegues who prefer the digital version, stored on a PC. In case you happen to lose the images we can offer you them at anytime, free of charge.

Single-tooth radiogram

“Single-tooth radiogram”, i.e. periapical radiogram offers detailed information about a small area. We use it for the examination of the anatomical structures of the roots, for the examination of the periodontal membrane and of the periapical bone material.

Partial and full panoramic radiography

The panoramic radiogram is an image resulting from the projection of jaws in a plain. This contain the teeth and the lower and upper jaws. The panoramic radiogram offers us an overall view of the denture, of the development of the teeth and of development disorders. It can be also used for the examination of dental foci and periodontal diseases and also for the checking of the spaces before creating large prostheses.

Teleradiography

We use the teleradiogram or distance radiogram to study the axes of the teeth, the jaws, the soft tissues of the skull, longitudes and latitudes. We can use these data for the diagnostication of dental disorders and for checking the results of the treatments. It can be also used for the examination of the soft tissues, the profile and the X-ray made of the skull.

These images play an important role in orthodontics.

Small volume CBCT image

The CBCT image – compared to the medical CT – is a tridimensional image created by using small radiation dose. The machine of small volume used by us can project the whole mandible by uniting 3 images, so its advantage consists of the fact that only the affected part has to be radiated, so the patient is not exposed to such a large quantity of radiation dose.

Due to tridimensional images in implantology we have the possibility to plan in advance, to determine the inclination, the length and the diameter of the implant, we can examine before the surgical intervention those areas that need augmentation, we can identify the right position using a radiological guide and we can perform the implantation without any risks using a surgical drill guide.

In the case of removal of impacted teeth we have the possibility to exclude the supraprojection of the neighbouring anatomical structures which frequently happens in the case of traditional images. We also have to mention the fact that it plays an important role in modern endodontic diagnostication because it helps us identify the existence or the lack of some uncertain canals, the position of a broken instrument, the extension of the periapical processes, all these are very important because sometimes these can change the steps of the treatment.