We routinely conduct oral surgery and implantation. The conventional 2-dimensional panoramic X-ray doesn’t provide enough information for a highly safe procedure in these cases. With our cutting edge dental CT we can get a comprehensive and precise image of the state of the jawbone and the teeth. Analysing and measuring these images allows us to pinpoint the bones’ positions in 3-dimension which makes the procedures easier and makes sure that no unexpected findings will surface during the treatment. Any unwanted changes like cysts’, swellings’ or other illnesses’ location and size can be detected and analyzed. With more data we can do a more detailed planning which is the prerequisite of a successful procedure. The images can be archived in digital format similar to the panoramic X-ray.
The first step of a dental treatment is the recognition and diagnosis of the dental illness.
Only by understanding these can we plan the treatment precisely. At our practice we use the latest panoramic X-ray which can provide an accurate and detailed picture of the jawbones and the teeth. The images allow us to analyse the sinus and the masticatory joints. This way we are able to identify those illnesses of non-dental origin but with similar symptoms. The digital images hold many advantages over conventional images. A very detailed picture can be taken with the more sensitive equipment as well as a smaller dose of radiation is aimed at the chin. The process is more environmentally friendly, there is no need for chemicals to prepare the images. The images can be digitally altered which is useful for procedure planning. The images are stored on a hard drive so they can be printed or taken away on a CD at any time.
Certain procedures can require more than one X-ray screening. The root canal treatment is one of them because we have to check whether the progress is satisfactory both during and after the procedure. In these cases an intra-oral or small X-ray is used specifically aimed at the tooth resulting in lower radiation exposure levels. This method is applied at the check-up after a root canal treatment or if a diagnosis requires X-ray screening.
Oral camera is being used to set up more accurate diagnosis and to facilitate communication with the patient. The oral camera is a mobile device without an operator unit. It is hygienic and has an easily interchangeable thin protection film that does not spoil the quality of image. With no distortion, it gives a true picture and reinforces the diagnosis.