Clinica Shalbaf – clinica stomatologica Bucuresti



Dental radiography represents an image of the teeth and the jaws obtained through the exposure to X-rays.

Dental radiography  is performed in order to identify certain details that are undetectable in clinical examinations, carious lesions in early stages, cysts or granulomas, teeth fractures, jaw fractures, tumours, impacted teeth.This procedure leads your stomatologist towards a more accurate diagnosis, but also helping him to determine the success of the treatment in all its stages.The most widely used type of dental radiography is called retro alveolar radiography, a small size film allowing  two-three tooth items to be visualised. The X-ray result is issued immediately, within a few minutes.

Health risks?
Opposite to the popular beliefof patients who are less informed, the dental radiography shows no risks to human health.Nowadays many surgeries have already acquired new and efficient equipment provided with multiple X-ray filtering systems and we would like to bring further information concerning this aspect.

Under the actual health and safety conditions, the amount of X-rays received during an examination is very small, and the risk is negligible. The dental radiography represents a smaller risk compared to the risk of an unidentified and untreated dental problem. The amount of radiation received during the dental radiography is measured in “rem” units or “Sievert” units and is of 0.02mSV.

Pregnant women and nursing mothers
Special attention should be given to pregnant women and nursing mothers. It is important to note that the dental radiography does not affect the embryo, the organogenesis process or the birth. The radiations emitted by the dental roentgen devices, as mentioned before, are extremely small and oriented towards the teeth, and their reflection towards the areas considered risky (abdomen, ovaries, breasts) are protected by a special apron made of lead. However, as an additional precaution, it is advisable to avoid performing radiography during the first and last trimester of pregnancy.

Worth mentioning that, although the protection with the special lead apron is required only in certain situations, dental radiology clinics use the lead apron, also fitted with a collar to protect the thyroid gland, with no exceptions, in order to make the patients feel safe and relaxed.

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