"The tranquility of seeing what our eyes do not see."Orthopantomography or panoramic radiography is a type of extraoral radiography (taken from the outside of the mouth) that allows you to plan a large number of dental treatments. When extreme precision is needed, we turn to the dental TAC. Computed Axial Tomography is a diagnostic aid system through images. An X-ray beam makes transversal teeth sockets, which are then reconstructed by a computer to transform them into very precise images. These help the dentist to observe the dental structures to perfection and is an essential tool for implant treatments.
What is a Dental CT or Dental CBCT?
Computerized Axial Tomography (CT) is a diagnostic aid system through images.
It consists of a beam of X-rays that makes transverse shots of the dentures, which are then reconstructed by a computer to transform them into very accurate images, thus helping the dentist to observe the dental structures perfectly.
At Centro Puy we have our own TAC equipment to provide you with maximum reliability and comfort.
And rest assured, the dose of radiation to perform the dental CT is up to 90% lower than that you receive with conventional radiographs. In addition, our team works with ultra low dose certified radiation.
What is the difference between a conventional radiology device and a digital one?
Digital systems offer many advantages to the professional because of the ease and speed of obtaining the images, their accuracy, the ability to manipulate them and the storage of images indefinitely in digital files.
And for patients? It has an essential advantage: reducing the exposure time. This implies a significant decrease in the amount of radiation received by the patient.
Why have I been advised to have small X-rays if I already have an orthopantomography?
Ortopantolography is very valuable as an overall picture of all the anatomical structures of your mouth.
However, a quality intraoral X-ray allows you to reveal maximum detail of your teeth and the periodontium (ligament and bone) with optimal density and contrast.
Is it normal for me to have an x-ray of the whole mouth on the first visit?
Orthopantomography or panoramic radiography is a type of extraoral x-ray (taken from outside the mouth) that allows accurate planning of a large number of dental treatments.
The ortho or OPG (as we usually call it) allows us to obtain radiographic data on your teeth, your jaws, the maxillary sinuses and the jaw joint.
This information is very valuable, both in the prevention of certain pathologies and in the planning of treatments.