Dental Radiology

Dental Radiology

Dental Radiology

What is dental radiology? Prior to an orthodontic procedure or a dental implant placement , a dentist usually takes a few x-rays to carefully assess the structure and thickness of the jaw bones that are going to be affected during the procedure. An additional benefit of x-rays is that they help determine the location of nerves and thereby...
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Dimitar Raynov

Dr.Dent.Med.

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Liechtensteinstraße 46 Top 3 Stock Mezzanin (über Erdgeschoss)

1090 Vienna

Austria


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Dimitar Raynov

Alireza Emami Nouri

Dr.med.dent., Msc

Insurances: ÖGK , SVS , VA , PVA , BVAEB , KFA , Private Practice

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Burggasse 105/2

1070 Vienna

Austria


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Amelia T. Poser

Dr.med.dent.

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Simmeringer Hauptstraße 108A/2

1110 Vienna

Austria


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Katalin Martyan

Medic.Dent., MSc

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Leonard-Bernstein Straße 8/1/EG6

1220 Vienna

Austria


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Katalin Martyan

Insurances: All Insurances

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Hauptstraße 95

2123 Hautzendorf

Austria


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Jaroslav Wilson

Dr. Med. Dent.

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Karl-Popper-Str. 8 / 3 Stock

1100 Vienna

Austria


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Jaroslav Wilson

Svitlana Pokornik

Dr.Dent.Med.

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Rögergasse 32

1090 Vienna

Austria


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Melanie Paulmayer

Dr. med. dent.

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Kirchstetterngasse 49/2

1160 Vienna

Austria


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Melanie Paulmayer

Insurances: Dentist of Choice , Private Practice

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Graben 31,Top 11

1010 Vienna

Austria


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Istvan Joo

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Lorystraße 89/2/1

1110 Vienna

Austria


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Syuzan Firat

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What is dental radiology?

Prior to an orthodontic procedure or a dental implant placement, a dentist usually takes a few x-rays to carefully assess the structure and thickness of the jaw bones that are going to be affected during the procedure. An additional benefit of x-rays is that they help determine the location of nerves and thereby allow treating dentists to make sure to not harm them while treating their patients.

Nowadays, dentists use modern, digital x-ray machines to transfer all taken pictures onto their practice's computer system, which they can usually access via terminals located at each treatment station/chair. Thereby, both the dentist and the patient can effortlessly and without any delays review all of the latest x-ray pictures and discuss any identified issues right away without stepping away from the dental treatment chair.


Which dental radiology procedures are there?

There are 2 kinds of dental radiology procedures that are used for 2 distinct purposes:

2-Dimensional Panorama X-Rays

This type of x-ray picture is used as an easy and quick way to assess bone substance, bone density, and the how deeply individual teeth reach into the jaw bone. Armed with this knowledge, a dentist can prepare for relatively low-impact and low-complexity orthodontic procedures. 


3-Dimensional X-Rays

For more complex procedures, it is crucial to take more detailed x-ray pictures in an effort to exactly measure the height, breadth, and depth of a patient's jaw bones and teeth. Therefore, dentists use digital volume tomography (DVT) to prepare for heavier orthodontic procedures, given that these modern devices come with a very low radiation level and can illustrate the upper and lower rows of teeth and jaw bones with a very high level of detail.

To take DVT x-ray pictures, a patient only needs to take a seat under an x-ray machine, that is usually mounted to a wall, and can then expect to receive a very detailed panorama x-ray of his or her oral cavity in less than half a minute and without feeling any pain. One key advantage of a DVT machine over a computer tomography (CT) machine is its significantly lower radiation level (by about 85% lower).


When do I need to take dental x-rays?

Dental radiology is usually used when dentists want to look for potential problems to prevent any unfavorable conditions early on. Also, high-quality x-rays are a key ingredient for successful treatment planning for more complex procedures, such as, for example, a wisdom tooth removal or the placement of a dental implant. Additionally, detailed x-rays can also be used for the following purposes:

  • Identification of hidden tooth decay in its early stage
  • Examination of a tooth that underwent a root canal procedure
  • Assessment of bone atrophy
  • Specification of implant placement in the lower and upper jaws
  • Diagnosis of dysfunctions in the temporomandibular joint

What is a dental CT?

A dental CT, or dental computer tomography (CT), offers the crucial advantage of a 3-D representation as well as that of superposition-free images of the upper and lower jaws, which can be cut into as many sectional planes as needed to properly assess them.

Through a CT scan, a dentist can get high-quality data in 3-D, which he can then analyze with specialized software developed exactly for that purpose. By doing so, the dentist receives detailed information about the structure and composition of the jaw bone as well as about the location and the composition of tooth roots. Based on this base information, the dentist can determine the optimal position for a new implant as well as the optimal size of such an implant.  

On top of that, a CT scan can illustrate the exact progression of nerves around the jaw bone to prevent any longer-term damage that may result from unintentionally nicking them during a procedure.

Most frequently, this method is used to plan for the use of implants. Nevertheless, many dentists rely on CT scans to identify other potential dental problems in their patients' jaws, such as cysts, tumors, and inflammations.

A CT scan often takes less than 5 minutes and does not require any special preparations by dentist or patient.


We hope that you found this primer helpful and invite you to take a look at our blog as well as at our dental x-ray landing page for more information.

All the Best & see you soon, Ace!
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