Just like an x-ray scan of any other body part, it is now possible to have your dental structure x-rayed too for a better understanding of the dental conditions and an informed choice of treatment. Although conducting digital x-ray of the mouth is a slightly tricky process, nevertheless, with the help of advancements in science and technology it is now possible to get a detailed scan of the inner structure of the mouth.
How X-ray helps in dental treatments
Digital x-ray is quite helpful in identifying dental problems which are not visible to the naked eye. For example, formation of cysts which form in the roots of the teeth or an internal tooth decay which does not manifest itself on the outside can be identified through x-ray. In-grown teeth which grow inside the gum or do not come out of the gum can be detected only through a digital x-ray. Moreover, even cancerous or non-cancerous tumors can be detected with the help of x-ray whose early detection can make all the difference in the long run.
X-rays have been a big blessing for dentists as well as patients. Now, not only can dental problems be identified on time and properly understood but it has also minimized the chances of unnecessary surgeries and experiments with treatment which show no results.
Advantages of digital x-rays
The biggest advantage of a digital x-ray is that the patient can also see and understand the internal structure of his mouth and the oral disease. Accordingly, he can also make an informed choice as to the dental treatment he wants to opt for. Some other advantages are:
- As compared to traditional systems, the exposure to radiation during x-ray is reduced to almost 10%
- Image quality is more refined.
- No toxic chemicals are used in the procedure.
- The reports are instantly generated.