The X-ray technology launched in Dental division by Health Department
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Very good news for the dentist, the Macon Country Health Department obtains latest digital X-ray equipment. It assists to take a picture of the whole mouth all at once. There are two main types of dental X-rays: intraoral (X-ray film is inside the mouth) and extra oral (X-ray film is outside the mouth).The films of edges are uncomfortable against the roof of the mouth, so uncomfortable patient cannot bite down hard enough to keep it in place. It is very hard to get a dental X-ray from a child.
Dental X-rays use very little radiation, equipment improves all the time, but some people are still do not want to tell unusual hidden problem and their children also. Whenever the dentist needs only a small section of the mouth, they have digital units that hold the X-ray film and plug directly into the computer for display. Dentist can take a film in right way when display is not satisfied. They can save too much time by using this equipment. The technique uses less radiation than the typical X-ray and there is no wait time for the X-rays to develop. The images are available on a screen a few seconds after being taken. The image taken, of a tooth can be zoom in and zoom out size on the computer screen, making it easier for dentist to show where and what the problem is.
By the help of latest technology, images can be electronically sent to another dentist or specialist for instance, for an opinion on a dental problem to determine if a specialist is needed. So the latest dental X-ray technology is very useful to assist in health department.