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Imaging in dentistry includes a variety of imaging techniques used to identify, diagnose and treat a variety of dental and oral health problems. These imaging methods allow dentists and dental specialists to examine the patient's oral structure, teeth, jaw bones and surrounding tissues in more detail. Here are the imaging techniques frequently used in dentistry:

  1. X-Rays (X-rays): It is the most commonly used imaging method in dentistry. Traditional dental x-rays are used to examine the internal structure of teeth and jawbones. Tooth decay, tooth roots, jawbone and other structures can be visualized with this method.

  2. Dental Films (Intraoral X-ray): These films allow the dentist to see the patient's teeth and surrounding tissues in the mouth in detail. These films are generally used to examine tooth decay, tooth root problems, and jaw bone problems.

  3. Panoramic X-ray (Panoramic Imaging): This type of x-ray shows all the teeth and jaw bones in the mouth in a single wide image. Dentists can use panoramic x-rays to evaluate the overall oral structure and position of the teeth.

  4. Tomography (CT or CBCT): Computed tomography (CT) or cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is used to obtain three-dimensional images. This imaging method provides detailed information for dental implants, jaw surgery and other complex dental procedures.

  5. Intraoral Camera: These small digital cameras are used to closely examine details inside the mouth and dental problems. Dentists can use intraoral cameras to show their patients problems and inform them about treatment plans.

These imaging techniques help dentists provide more comprehensive and accurate information about a patient's oral health status. These imaging methods, used for diagnosis and treatment planning, contribute to the development of effective and personalized treatments for the patient's health.

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