X Ray what do the Dentist see

X-Rays are used extensively by doctors for it provides a thorough overview of one’s dental chart. The panorama X-ray also known as Ortho-pantomogram (OPG) (alternatively known by the terms Orthopantogram or panorex) gives a panoramic dental X-ray of both the upper and lower jaws. It allows doctors to get a two-dimensional view of the patient’s jaw and complete bone structure. Doctors and dentists make use of the panorama X-ray for evaluating and assessing the jaw joints, maxillary sinus, and composite bone structure of the upper and lower jaw, anterior nasal septum and even lower areas of the skull base. Using special X-ray shots like biting on a thin sheet of paper or rectangular X-ray, doctors can successfully carry out an assessment of the dental roots, jaws and caries. The dental X-ray is no different from any normal X-ray and thereby involves the same principles. It takes skill and experience for a dentist to correctly recognize the structures in the X-ray and to interpret them with exactness. The panoramic X-ray was initially conceived in the dental field so that dental practitioner can get a view of the complete jaw structure. Today, this X-ray technique is used for detecting abnormalities in other areas besides the jaw and mandible. Have a look at this video to know more about X-rays. http://www.checkdent.com

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  1. Shanti Garlitos Reply

    I have missing two tooth between my fangs and don't know where they could be they should come out but we still need an xray

  2. LiNingAir Reply

    What's the difference between a Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) scan and an Orthopantomogram (OPG)? Do you know which scan is usually used for the pre-surgical assessment for dental implants?