Dental x-rays (Radiographs) are a type of imagery of the mouth & teeth. X-rays are a form of high energy electromagnetic radiation that can penetrate the body mass to form an image on a photographic film.
There are dense structures such as silver fillings, metal (gold), that will block most of the electromagnetic radiation from the X-ray. They will show white on X-ray film. Other structures that contain air will be shown black (mouth cavity) on film and the other such as teeth, tissue, and fluid will appear as shades of gray colour.
Most dentists use X-Rays for many reasons: to determine the condition of a tooth (teeth), check for any sign of teeth infection, to see if there are hidden dental structures, malignant or benign masses, bone loss, cavities, etc.
OPG (Orthopantomogram) it’s a dental panoramic radiography used to show the condition of the maxilla , mandible and of all teeth. The image of you bone structure is taken by a very performant scanner that moves around your head and print it on a photographic film.
Dental X-Ray (Radiography) Price- € 20
Dental OPG (Panoramic Radiography) Price – €40
If you need a Dental X-ray or an OPG do not hesitate to contact St Peter’s Square Dental Surgery on 01-8500033 or at info(at)dentistireland.ie
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