RADIO WAVE THERAPY
Radio waves are a type of electromagnetic radiation, which means they travel through the air at the speed of light. They are used in a variety of ways, including broadcast radio and television, cell phones, and radar. In dentistry, radio waves are used to create images of teeth and jaws (dental radiography). Radio waves are generated by an electrical current.
The frequency of the waves is determined by the type of device used to generate them. For example, broadcast radio waves have a frequency of about 3 kHz (kilohertz), while cell phone frequencies range from about 700 MHz (megahertz) to 2.5 GHz (gigahertz). Radio waves are used in dental radiography because they can penetrate teeth and bone.
This allows dentists to get a clear view of the structures inside the mouth, which is helpful for diagnosis and treatment planning. Dental radiographs are generally safe. The amount of radiation exposure from a single dental radiograph is very low, and the risk of developing cancer from dental radiographs is very low. However, pregnant women and young children are more sensitive to radiation, so extra care is taken when taking dental radiographs of these groups.
Uses of Radio Wave Therapy:
Radio waves can be used to treat a variety of dental conditions. They can be used to remove plaque and tartar from teeth, whiten teeth, and treat gum disease. Radio waves can also be used to improve the fit of dentures and braces.
Radio wave therapy is generally safe and effective. However, like all medical procedures, there are some risks involved. These include tissue damage, infection, and allergic reactions. Radio wave therapy should only be performed by a qualified dentist or other healthcare professional.
The most common side effect of radio wave therapy is pain or discomfort at the site of treatment. Other potential side effects include:
- Tissue damage
- Allergic reactions
Radio wave therapy is a safe and effective treatment for a variety of dental conditions. However, like all medical procedures, there are some risks involved. These include tissue damage, infection, and allergic reactions. Radio wave therapy should only be performed by a qualified dentist or other healthcare professional.