X-Rays are very useful diagnostic tools in dentistry. The large portion of the tooth that you see in the mouth is actually present underneath the gum, and is therefore not visible to the naked eye. Should an infection affect the lower half of the tooth, or in case of a dental impaction, the only way to make a definite diagnosis is with the help of a radiograph. Dental x-rays show highly precise details of structures present below the gum and the anomalies that affect them. At Thomas M Reedal, we use advanced 3D radiographs for unmatched precision, and better treatments.
Some of the applications of dental radiographs include wisdom teeth impaction, treatment planning for orthodontics, endodontic treatments, root caries detection, root abscess detection, treatment planning for implants, oral surgeries, tooth extraction etc. X-rays make treatments more accurate, and help dentists eliminate the cause of the problem in a more targeted manner. We also take radiographs as part of our comprehensive dental exams during biannual check-ups. Radiographs machines today are much easier to use, for the dentists as well as the patients, produce outstanding quality images, are easy to use with laptops for storing data, and offer unmatched precision – all of which have made dental treatments better, and more efficient today.