Dental Digital Panoramic X-Ray / Dental Cephalometric
X-Ray: No longer in its infancy, digital radiography has truly arrived.
Dental Digital Panoramic X-ray has followed along, with more precision
and lower radiation. While the cost compared to film may seem daunting,
it's soon forgotten when considering the benefits of image quality,
instant exposure, zero use of chemicals or darkrooms, archival ability,
reproducibility, and colleague communication.
Radiographic, or X-ray, examinations provide the dentist
with an important tool that shows the condition of your teeth, its
roots, jaw placement and the overall composition of your facial bones.
X-rays can help the dentist to determine the presence or degree of
periodontal (gum) disease, abscesses and many abnormal growths, such as
cysts and tumors. X-rays also can show the exact location of impacted
and unerupted teeth. They can pinpoint the location of cavities and
other signs of disease that may not be possible to detect through a
When you were referred by your physician for a radiological exam, you
may have been told about certain instructions to be done prior to the
exam, or when you were scheduling your appointment, the scheduler should
have informed you about the preparations that should be done prior to
your exam. If you did not or if you want a recheck, you can refer to the
information listed below.
mind that you may have been given some additional or different
instructions, based on your own particular circumstances. If you have
any questions, please call our hotline 16171 or (202) 3336-3310 (Mohandeseen),
(202) 2417 5556 (Heliopolis) or (202) 2528 4888 (Maadi) to speak with a
radiologist if you have any questions. It is best to call between 10
a.m. and 10 p.m., Saturday through Thursday.
No special preparation
is needed for this exam.
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First we cover you with a lead apron to protect the rest of your body
while we take X-rays of your mouth. Then the X-ray film is positioned
outside your mouth, and the X-ray head rotates around you.
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After the exam
you can resume your normal activities.
Results of your
exams will be discussed with you by your doctor.
Please call our hotline
16171 or (202) 3336-3310 (Mohandeseen), (202) 2417 5556 (Heliopolis) or
(202) 2528 4888 (Maadi) to speak with a radiologist if you have any
questions. It is best to call between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m., Saturday
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