Dental Radiographs are commonly called X-rays. Dentists use radiographs for many reasons: to find hidden dental structures, malignant or benign masses, bone loss, and cavities. A radiographic image is formed by a controlled burst of X-ray radiation which penetrates oral structures at different levels, depending on varying anatomical densities, before striking the film or sensor.
Why is dental imaging important?
Dental imaging plays a crucial role in modern dentistry by providing essential insights that allow us to provide you with more accurate diagnoses, personalised treatment planning, and patient-centric care. These imaging techniques, including dental radiography, 3D imaging, and digital scans, allow our dentists to visualise structures within the mouth that are not visible to the naked eye. This includes:
- Detecting cavities
- Assessing the health of the roots of teeth
- Identifying bone density
- Evaluating the positioning of teeth
- Diagnosing of dental issues
- Early detection of issues
- Monitoring growth and development
- Orthodontic planning
- & much more!
Dental imaging is particularly vital in guiding more complex treatments like orthodontics, dental implant placements, and oral surgeries, ensuring utmost precision while minimising risks during procedures.
By enabling early detection of issues, dental imaging helps prevent potential complications, supports informed decision-making, and contributes to more efficient dental treatments, ultimately allowing us to give you the best dental care possible.