In modern dentistry the developments are drastic while the modern dentist has at his disposal hundreds of methods for a successful treatment. However there cannot be an effective treatment without an accurate diagnosis. The best known diagnostic method is x-rays that covers a period of about 125 years. In the dental what is at a prominent rank is the panoramic radiograph which is rightfully considered as the main choice radiograph for a complete and accurate diagnosis in cases of large scale dental acts.
Prosthetic restoration through implants is the most popular dental act with the panoramic radiograph comprising the first step to perform a thorough plan and schedule while at the same time providing important information for
The panoramic radiograph also consists an inextricable part of the standard orthodontic diagnosis as we can ascertain
– the position of the temporary and the permanent teeth,
– the approximate eruption of the permanent teeth and the grade of the root conformation as well
– the available space
– the existence of supernumerary or missing teeth
Hidden caries , inflammations of the jawbone , the quantity of the jawbone that indicates possible existence of periodontitis, as well as the possible presence of impact teeth (wisdom teeth) are just some of the innumerable findings that a panoramic radiograph helps us detect.
Findings of more earnest pathology are of major importance -as for example the existence of various tumours found in jawbones either as metastatic tumor or as a primary lesion. The prompt diagnosis – circumstantial in most cases- can prove be determinant for the patient’s life.
A panoramic x-ray can be either a analog or a digital one with the latter being the today as well as the future of dental diagnostics. Our medical clinic, respecting the dental patient, is in the sameway with the developments in the field of diagnosis andprovides a high exactitude diagnosis with the help of the most modern digital orthopantomograph. The advantages in relation to the conventional (analog) panoramic radiography are many.
-The radiation time and the total dose of radiation received by the patient can be up to 4 times decreased, mainly with the specific “ecological” programs for adult and young patients.
-The depiction of the maxillary sinuses of the teeth and secondarily of the
temporomandibular joint is excellent.
– There are many editing options of the icon with the gradients of brightness and the
image’s overlay (contrast) and the special digital magnifying lens.
– We also have, without any exaggeration, the ability to have the image in the screen of
our computer just in a few seconds.
– It is worth noting that one of the biggest coins of the digital panoramic radiograph is the
possibility of selecting the depiction of the hard and soft tissues in ratio 1:1 without the
deformities and enlargements presented in analog and obsolete panoramic radiograph