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Oral Diagnosis and Radiology

This is our clinic, where we welcome our patients, evaluate their radiologic imaging findings, make the diagnosis, and schedule treatment plans.

In order to achieve success in dental treatment, individual patient complaints require evaluation with care and the diagnosis and treatment plans should be made carefully. Otherwise, the treatment may fail.

Making an accurate diagnosis and a subsequent treatment plan requires experience. In our clinic, three professors with years-long experience examine patients individually to reach a consensus so that an accurate diagnosis can be made and precise treatment plans can be scheduled.

Our patients, who have undergone an initial examination, received an accurate diagnosis, and had their treatment plans scheduled, are referred to the relevant clinics for their treatment and follow-up care.

Radiographs Used in Dentistry

Panoramic Radiographs

This type of radiographic image is taken outside the mouth, to show the upper and lower dental arches with their adjacent tissues and anatomical structures. It gives a general idea to the dentist about the teeth, jaws, and neighbouring tissues to be used in the diagnosis and treatment planning of the disease.

Periapical Radiographs

This is a small intraoral X-ray image, revealing a one-to-one image of the respective teeth. It provides a detailed imaging of the tooth, tooth roots, and surrounding tissues.

Bite-Wing Radiographs

This type of X-ray allows for detecting dental caries between the deciduous or permanent teeth in paediatric patients.

Cephalometric Radiography

This is used especially in the diagnosis and treatment planning of orthodontic anomalies. It reveals the position of teeth in relation to the jaws and shows the position of the jaws in relation to the skull base and other anatomical structures.

Hand-Wrist Radiography

This is used in determining the bone age and development characteristics in planning orthodontic treatment of paediatric patients.

Occlusal Radiographs

This is used in examining the horizontal placement of teeth, the anatomical structures in the jaw bones, and the salivary glands and ducts.

Temporomandibular Joint (Jaw Joint) Radiographs

This is used for the diagnosis and treatment scheduling of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, which are the diseases of the jaw joint.

3D Dental Tomography

This is used in determining the placement of the impacted wisdom tooth in the bone, in planning successful implant processes, and determining the presence of pathological conditions in the bone.

RADIOLOGY IN QUESTIONS

What do we need to know about a dental examination?

You should respond honestly and accurately to all questions from your dentist. You should inform your dentist or physician of not only your dental medical history but also of all your general health issues such as a history of jaundice, AIDS, hypertension, diabetes, tuberculosis, viral infections, pregnancy, etc.

 

It should always be remembered that any missing information will risk your health and treatment success.

What do we need to know about the processes in the radiology clinic?

You need to take off all your jewellery and metal accessories in your head and neck region (eyeglasses, hearing devices, hairpins, earrings, necklaces, piercings, etc.).  You should take all removable false teeth (dentures) out if you have any.

Can I get an X-ray during pregnancy?

The radiation dose emitted by the radiography devices used in dentistry is very low and not significant enough to pose a threat to the health of humans, however, no radiographic procedures are applied to pregnant women or women who are supposed to be pregnant unless there is an emergency medical indication or a request ordered by a physician. You can get an X-ray only if it is deemed to be extremely necessary.

Do X-rays used in dentistry pose any harm to health?

The quantity of emitted radiation received while getting a panoramic X-ray is equivalent to the dose received when you sit in front of a computer monitor for three hours, talk on a mobile phone for an hour, travel on a plane for four hours or have a sunbath for two hours. While getting an X-ray, you are required to put on lead collars, vests or aprons for appropriate shielding against emitted radiation.

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