Radiology – Intraoral Diagnosis
Oral, Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology
Oral, dental, and maxillofacial radiology is the dental discipline where the diagnosis of diseases in the oral, dental, and maxillofacial region and the determination of treatment options are carried out clinically and radiologically. The aim is to detect and evaluate any pathologies or anomalies through radiographs taken from the oral, dental, and maxillofacial region. Based on this information, a personalized treatment plan is prepared for each individual, and patients are referred to clinics where these treatments are performed.
What is Done within the scope of Oral, Dental, and Maxillofacial Radiology?
With the advancement of digital imaging and ultrasound technology, various services are provided in the fields of Oral, Dental, and Maxillofacial Radiology. This service, which is used in the diagnosis and treatment of oral and maxillofacial diseases (such as oral cancer), plays a crucial role in dentistry and can detect many diseases.
Oral symptoms usually have underlying bone and skeletal structures beneath the soft tissues. Radiographs can reveal structures that are not clinically visible, helping dentists to deal with many unidentified problems. The advantages and applications of oral, dental, and maxillofacial radiology can be listed as follows:
- Planning for dental implants
- Imaging of abnormal teeth
- Diagnosis and treatment of oral cancer
- Evaluation of cavity formation
- Creating a treatment plan for orthodontics
- Preparation for surgery in the affected area
- Diagnosis of unidentified dental problems
- Evaluation of unusual pain in the face and jaw
Why is Oral, Dental, and Maxillofacial Radiology Important?
Dental examination is not always limited to dentistry. Some oral symptoms can be indicative of systemic-general widespread serious diseases. For example, gum bleeding can be a sign of a dental syndrome, but it can also indicate serious diseases such as leukemia. Oral cancers account for up to 5% of all cancers, and dental examinations are necessary for early diagnosis.
Radiology Examinations Performed in Our Radiology Unit
- Panoramic X-ray
- Other Extraoral Radiographs
- Intraoral Digital Radiography (RVG)
- Cephalometric X-ray and Hand-Wrist X-ray
- Dental Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)