Exposure to all sources of radiation -- including the sun, appliances in your home, and dental X-rays -- can damage the body's tissues and lead to the development of cancer.
Advances in dentistry over the years have lead to the low radiation levels emitted by dental X-rays. Some of the improvements are new digital X-ray machines
We, at Shagun Dental Care use RVG - digital radiovisiography, which is the latest X-ray technology
Digital radiovisograph is equipped with special image analysis software, and in digital technology it is possible to enlarge the images and their saving in files. Digital radiography aids us in the diagnostics and provides easier patient communication.
Some of the advantages of the digital radiovisiography:
Reduced Radiation Exposure of the
patient compared with classic X-ray up to 80%
• faster imaging without X-ray film and developing images
• digital intraoral sensor is used instead of X-ray film
• immediate imaging on the computer screen
• high quality of the digital image that can be analyzed and processed
• saving images in the patient's file
• children friendly for reduced radiation, if imaging is necessary
Wisdom teeth, otherwise known as third molars, are the last set of teeth to develop. Sometimes these teeth emerge from the gum line and the jaw is large enough to allow room for them, but most of the time, this is not the case. More often, one or more of these third molars fails to emerge in proper alignment or fails to fully emerge through the gum line and becomes entrapped or "impacted" between the jawbone and the gum tissue.
Impacted wisdom teeth can result in swelling, pain, and infection of the gum tissue surrounding the wisdom teeth. In addition, impacted wisdom teeth can cause permanent damage to nearby teeth, gums, and bone and can sometimes lead to the formation of cysts or tumors that can destroy a section of the jaw. Therefore, we recommend people with impacted wisdom teeth have them surgically removed.
It's not just wisdom teeth that sometimes become impacted and need to be removed. Other teeth, such as the cuspids and the bicuspids can become impacted and can cause the same types of problems described with impacted wisdom teeth.