Dental imaging is a branch of radiology that deals with diagnosing and treating diseases, disorders, and injuries in the mouth. It involves taking images or radiographs of the teeth, jaws, and other parts of the oral cavity to detect any abnormalities, irregularities, and dental problems. The images obtained through this process help dentists diagnose, treat and monitor conditions related to the oral region.
What types of dental imaging can be utilized?
Dental imaging used by Drs. Yacaman and Vidjak at our office in Beverly Hills, California, include various techniques such as X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), cone beam computed tomography (CT) scans, digital radiography scanning, and 3D dental imaging. Each technique has its own advantages and disadvantages, which greatly depend on the condition being treated.
- Dental X-rays. The most common type of dental imaging is digital X-ray because it is quick, easy, and doesn’t require any special preparation. X-rays can detect cavities, infections, fractures, cysts, and tumors
- MRI. MRI is more detailed than dental X-ray imaging as it provides a three-dimensional image of the entire head and neck area. It is often used to diagnose TMJ disorders or other dental problems that involve soft tissues, such as the muscles and ligaments of the jaw joint
- CT scans. CT scans provide a more detailed view of a particular region in the mouth, while digital radiography scanning helps to identify areas in which fine details are needed for diagnosis or treatment planning
- 3D dental imaging. 3D imaging allows for complicated procedures such as root canal treatments to be planned before they are performed and allows for more precise planning than traditional dental X-rays used by other dentists
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At Beverly Hills Advanced Specialties of Dentistry in Beverly Hills, California, we are committed to investing in our practice to provide patients with modern solutions to their dental needs.
Call Dr. Yacaman at (310) 861-3955 or Dr. Vidjak at (310) 878-6455 to request an appointment at our office. We are open to new and returning patients ready for comprehensive dental care.
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