Digital RVG imaging and orthopantomogram

The dental clinic IDENT has all the advanced radiological equipment that enables high quality, fast and precise diagnostics. We offer to our patients full service x-ray imaging, both of individual teeth and the entire jaw. In this way the patient gets the full service in one place, without having to go to a specialised institution.

In office, we use an RVG sensor, as well as a 3D digital OPG device for diagnostics and treatment. Such an approach and method of imaging provides us with the possibility of more precise diagnostics, better communication with the patient and less radiation during imaging. Due to the exceptionally low exposition, the patient’s protection is four times higher than in classical radiography.

The patient receives the images on a digital medium (CD) or high resolution x-ray film (foil). When necessary, the images can also be sent via email to the patient or to another medical practitioner for analysis.

What is the meaning of the term “digital rvg“?

n dental medicine, the acronym RVG stands for radiovisiography, a specificimaging and diagnostic method. The term “Digital RVG” refers to imaging with a digital sensor with immediate display on the computer screen instead on a classical negative film.

The major advantage of the digital RVG over classical imaging is the reduced radiation exposure of the patient. Furthermore, the computer processing of RVG images provides the dentist with a clearer and more detailed image, better diagnostics and, consequently, better treatment results.

What are the advantages of digital images over images on classical film??

Contemporary methods of RVG imaging with digital sensors provide high quality images, with significantly reduced radiation required for the imaging of one or more teeth. This is a huge advantage for patients, because in imaging with digital technology the dose of radiation used is up to four times less than the dose required for film imaging.

Furthermore, the image on the computer is much clearer; it can be displayed over the whole screen (enlargement of the entire image or parts thereof) and additionally processed by applying different tools. All these methods give the dentist a much clearer picture of the potential problems and enable more accurate diagnosing and quality in making final decisions. Therefore, RVG imaging in contemporary dental medicine is a standard and not merely an option for individual persons.

What is the meaning of the term “digital ortophantomograph”?

Digital orthopantomograph represents a modern variation of the classical orthopantomograph enabling the imaging of entire jaw bones. Its big advantage is the significantly reduced radiation and immediate display of the image on the computer screen. The image is stored permanently in our computer supported data base, where it is available at any time. It can also be stored on a CD, transferred via USB memory sticks or sent via electronic mail.

The images display the structures with high precision, which enables us to see more details and make a more accurate diagnosis compared to classical images. Pathological processes around all tooth roots, the state of the bones in cases of periodontitis and caries lesions on teeth are clearly visible and implantological planning is made easier. In terms of diagnostics, this is the most important image for timely detection of teeth and surrounding tissue diseases.

Is it safe to have dental x-rays during pregnancy?

First and foremost, your dentist must be informed about the pregnancy before x-ray imaging, regardless of the stage of pregnancy. Different options of imaging are available (with a much less dose), as well as options of radiation protection (with lead apron and protection for the neck and the thyroid gland), some of which may be allowed during pregnancy.

However, the dentist will make an appraisal of whether it is suitable to make the x-ray, taking into account all the circumstances and the biological or health state of the pregnant woman.

Is radiographic imaging painful

No. Radiographic imaging, whether of one particular tooth or the entire jaw line, is a completely painless and quick procedure. The imaging of one tooth lasts only a few seconds, and of the entire jaw 12 -15 seconds.

Are dental x-rays harmful for children?

Individual imaging parameters are determined for every patient, including children. At the Dental Clinic IDENT we give particular attention to the passive safety of all our patients, especially children. With regard to the physical structure and form of the jaw, the dentist will determine the amount of radiation in order to receive appropriate images with the least radiation possible used.

During x-ray imaging of every patient, especially children, appropriate protection is used, i.e. lead aprons which protect the other parts of the body from unnecessary secondary radiation. Your dentist will be pleased to give you more information about the imaging techniques and all protective measures during x-ray imaging.

Can i have all types of images made in your practice?

The Dental ClinicIDENTis equipped with the complete diagnostic radiologic technology for all kinds of imaging.

In our clinic no special appointment is required and the patients do not have to wait for the images, because they are finished immediately. Every patient receives the image on CD or radiographic film. If necessary, the image can also be sent via email to the address specified by the patient.

What is the price of a single dental x-ray, of the jaw x-ray?

The price list of x-rays, as well as all other services of the Dental Clinic IDENT

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