RADIOGRAPHIC 

Introduction:

Radiographic in dental terms means the process of taking x-rays of the teeth. This helps the dentist to see what is going on inside the teeth and mouth, and to diagnose problems such as tooth decay or gum disease. Radiographic procedures are an important part of dental care, and they help to ensure that the mouth is healthy and free of problems.

Uses of Radiographic in dentistry:

Radiographic procedures are used to diagnostic problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, and other problems that may be going on inside the mouth. They can also be used to plan treatment for these conditions, and to monitor the progress of treatment. Radiographic procedures are an important part of dental care, and they help to ensure that the mouth is healthy and free of problems.

Types of Radiographic procedures:

There are two main types of radiographic procedures: intraoral and extraoral.

1. Intraoral procedures involve taking x-rays of the teeth, while extraoral procedures involve taking x-rays of the head and neck. Intraoral procedures are more common, and they are generally used to diagnostic problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, and other problems that may be going on inside the mouth.

2. Extraoral procedures are less common, but they can be used to diagnostic problems such as tumors or cysts.

How Radiographic procedures are performed:

Radiographic procedures are usually performed by a dentist or dental hygienist. The procedure is generally quick and easy, and it does not require any special preparation. The x-ray machine is positioned outside of the mouth, and the x-ray film is placed inside the mouth.

The x-ray machine is then turned on, and the x-ray film is exposed to the x-rays. After the x-ray film is developed, the dentist or dental hygienist will examine it to diagnostic problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, and other problems that may be going on inside the mouth.

Risks and complications of Radiographic procedures:

Radiographic procedures are generally safe and well-tolerated. However, there are some risks and complications that can occur. These include:

  • Allergic reactions to the x-ray film or chemicals used in the development process.
  • Burns from the x-ray machine.
  • Exposure to too much radiation.
  • Pregnant women should not have radiographic procedures because of the risk of exposure to the developing baby.
  • People with certain medical conditions, such as heart disease or cancer, should talk to their doctor before having radiographic procedures.

Conclusion:

Radiographic procedures are an important part of dental care, and they help to ensure that the mouth is healthy and free of problems. They are generally safe and well-tolerated, but there are some risks and complications that can occur.

These include allergic reactions to the x-ray film or chemicals used in the development process, burns from the x-ray machine, exposure to too much radiation, and pregnant women should not have radiographic procedures because of the risk of exposure to the developing baby. People with certain medical conditions, such as heart disease or cancer, should talk to their doctor before having radiographic procedures.