X-Rays - PLANMECA's ProMax X-Ray Machine
PLANMECA's follows the clinical value that emphaszie the use of the least amount of radiation to achieve the best results possible. This commitment to "As Low As Reasonably Achievable" radiation principle keeps both dentist and patient safe and is the premise of PLANMECA's X-ray equipment. The ability to use the least amount of radiation possible. The specialized robotic arm allows for precise imaging anywhere in the macillofacial/cranial region and eliminates exposure to areas not needed for diagnosis.
There are three most common X-rays:
*Extraroal Bitewing - Bitewing x-rays are the most common form of X-rays taken during a dental exam as they show dental cavities between teeth. However, not all bitewing X-rays are created equal: those taken with the PLANMECA ProMax may reduce radiation up to 40% in comparison with intraoral bitewings. The ProMax is statistically proven to detect more dental caries than those taken with traditional intraoral bitewing X-rays. Extraoral bitewings offer better infection control and diagnostic quality than bitewings taken with intraoral sensors. The ProMax Extraoral Bitewing eliminates a patient from gagging and provide a better patient experience.
*Panoramic - The Panoramic X-ray gives a broad overview of the entire month. The X-ray supplies information about the teeth, upper and lower jawbone, sinuses and the other hard and soft tissues of the head and neck.
*Periapical or (PA) - Periapical X-rays show the entire tooth, including the roots as well as the bone surrounding them. These X-rays are useful to diagnose a dental abcess as well as periodontal gum disease.
Common ask questions?
HOW OFTEN SHOULD RADIOGRAPHS BE TAKEN?
* X-rays (Radiographs) should be taken depends on your present oral health, your age, your risk for disease, and any signs and symptoms of oral disease you may be experiencing. For example, children may require x-rays more often than adults. This is because their teeth and jaws are still developing. Also their teeth are more likely to be affected by tooth decay than those of adults.
*If you are a new patient, the dentist may recommend radiographs to determine the present status of your oral health and to help identify changes that may occur later. A new set of x-rays may be needed to help your dentist detect any new cavities, determine the status of your gum health or evaluate the growth and development of your teeth.