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X-rays (Radiological research)

In many dental procedures, the condition of the teeth cannot be assessed without radiographic tests. Radiographs show the condition of the tissues around the tooth, root canal length, and what is the degree of carious violation and other subjects.

The specialists of dental clinic Denticija in Vilnius provide with the most modern x-ray exposures (radiology tests) allowing to evaluate the patient’s dental status in particular detail. It is possible to perform dental, panoramic, lateral head radiograph, and the both jawbone joints functional radiograph.

A dental X-ray (radiograph) is the image of one or more tooth crowns and their roots, for diagnostic purposes or therapeutic application. This photo permits to determine root canal length, their location, tooth decay, bone pockets length.

Panoramic X-ray (radiograph), also known as orthopantomogram shows the total image of the upper and lower jaw and sinuses. This picture is important for the overall condition of the teeth and jaws assessment, planning and evaluating the treatment. Normally, oral panoramic x-ray is taken in order to make the treatment plan and evaluate the general condition of all the teeth including their roots; to plan the removal of wisdom teeth and impacted teeth; to plan the longer extent prosthodontic works; to assess the periodontal condition; to plan the implant surgery, and for orthodontic treatment.

Lateral head radiograph or cefalometric radiograph is taken in order to plan orthodontic treatment, while the both jawbone joints functional radiograph is performed in order to assess the temporomandibular joints.

X-rays (radiological tests) are carried out by the high-tech X-ray machine. As it emits a narrow beam, the radiation dose is very low, so the tests are safe. As digital technology allows reducing the X-ray dose for several tens of percents of times, it is really not worth to be afraid of the X-rays. Although the myth that the patients receive huge doses of radiation during the x-ray exposures is still here, it is not true: there is a narrow X-ray beam, pointed directly to the reference part used during the tests, and the lead aprons, to stop the emission, are always given to the patients.

Modern equipment used in the dental clinic allows performing high-quality X-ray exposures, so even the smallest changes or irregularities could be visible in the radiographs.