RTG diagnostics

What is RTG imaging in dentistry?

Intraoral radiography represents the recording of an individual tooth, where the image shows the crown, root and part above the root of the tooth. It is used for diagnostic purposes when we want to determine the existence of caries on the tooth, its extent or the existence of a pathological process above the apex of the root of the tooth.

The upper and lower jaw RTG is more popularly called orthopantomogram or orthopan. It is a two-dimensional panoramic RTG image of forks and forks. It is used in the diagnosis of impaired teeth, periodontopathy, jaw joint disease, jaw fractures, tumors, orthodontic irregularities, stones in salivary glands, etc. It is also used in the planning of prosthetic and implant prosthetic therapy. In general, it is also used to find unclear causes of pain in the jaw area. RTG is a very powerful auxiliary diagnostic tool in dentistry.

Today’s modern RTGs have advanced to such an extent that the radiation to which the patient is exposed is minimized and the image quality obtained is high. A large number of dental procedures require a preliminary analysis of the recording, because it gives an insight into the state of everything that the dentist cannot see.

RTG shots at the dentist for better diagnosis

For diagnostics at the Dental Polyclinic Bičakčić we use the latest and highest quality technology: RTG – digital orthopedic device (dental dental x-ray) and RTG radiovisiography – digital sensor that can be used to make a detailed image of an individual tooth.

In our office, we do not leave anything to chance, so we use state-of-the-art technological devices that allow more accurate diagnostics, better communication with the patient and a lower radiation dose during recording. One of the significant advantages of this kind of diagnostics is that the recordings are delivered and stored on digital media and can be emailed to a patient or other specialist for analysis as needed.

RTG diagnostics services

Retroalveolar RTG recordings

Patients known as small or targeted dental imaging. Extremely important tool in the treatment of teeth, but also as an insight into the condition of all dental structures that the dentist can not see examination. This footage clearly shows the extent to which dental caries has affected dentin and pulp, the extent to which tooth preparation will take place and whether such a tooth will need to be treated. The recording gives an insight into the condition of the root canals, their presence, number, curvature and possible obstruction of the canals and is the basis of any dental treatment, without which therapy cannot begin.

OPT shot

Also known to patients as a large tooth clip. Its disadvantage is that it cannot show the detailed condition of an individual tooth, but it gives an excellent overview of the condition of the alveolar bone. If the dentist, on the basis of a clinical examination of the gingiva, the information obtained from the patient, and the level of oral hygiene, is suspected in the presence of periodontopathy, he or she will require an OPT recording that will provide answers and assist in the diagnosis. As alveolar bone loss is one of the major symptoms of this disease, OPT imaging is very important in diagnosing and developing a treatment plan, in order to know how to approach the course of treatment and what therapeutic measures to take.

Orthodontic therapy would not be possible without RTG imaging such as telerendgens and orthopantomograms, as they give a clear insight into bone condition, jaw ratio and tooth position, which is of great importance for initiating and monitoring fixed-line therapy.

What types of x-rays are there?

There are various types of x-rays, which will be recommended by our dentist depending on the need. In some situations it will be necessary to have one or two teeth, including the root, while in other situations it will be necessary to have several teeth at a time.

X-ray in Pregnancy?

Point out to our dental team that you are in a different condition. In this case, no dental X-ray will be performed, especially not during the first three months of pregnancy.

What will the RTGs show?

X-rays give us an insight into eg periodontal condition, hidden caries under old fillings, position of impacted teeth, inclination of roots of certain teeth, position of wisdom teeth, we can detect hypo or hyperdontia, periapical processes, cystic formations, check endodontic treatments, check at what stage growth and development of permanent teeth, etc.

Contact our team of experts

Detailed information and consultations on various treatments in the field of RTG diagnostics in dentistry offered by Bičakčić Dental Clinic, located at 7 Marsala Tita Street, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, can be obtained by calling +387 33 208 288 and +387 33 550 550 or by direct inquiry email info@bicakcic.com.

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