Which X-ray is needed for the first dental examination?

The first dental examination is crucial for laying the foundation for oral health care. However, for a dentist, to gain a comprehensive picture of the patient’s oral condition, an X-ray is often required.

In this context, the panoramic X-ray, also known as Orthopantomogram (2D), emerges as an indispensable dental diagnostic tool.

Detailed view of the entire oral cavity:

The panoramic X-ray provides a wide and detailed view of the entire oral cavity. This image allows the dentist to examine all teeth, lower and upper jaws, as well as surrounding tissues, which is essential for early recognition of potential problems.

Identification of dental issues:

One of the key reasons for bringing a panoramic X-ray with you is the ability to identify dental problems that may not be visible during a standard examination. Cavities, infections, cysts, or other pathologies become more clearly visible in such a comprehensive image.

Tooth position and impactions:

The panoramic X-ray provides the dentist with a clear picture of the tooth position, which is important for recognizing any problems with alignment, impactions, or irregularities in tooth growth.

Analysis of temporomandibular joints:

In addition to dental structures, the panoramic X-ray allows for the analysis of temporomandibular joints. This information is crucial for recognizing problems related to the temporomandibular joint, such as dysfunction and pain.

Treatment planning:

The panoramic X-ray provides your dentist in Europe, Ivan Antolković with a comprehensive view, facilitating treatment planning. Whether it’s tooth extraction, tooth treatment, dental implants, or other dental interventions, the panoramic X-ray helps in more precise treatment planning.

The panoramic X-ray is an invaluable diagnostic tool in the first dental examination. Its ability to provide a comprehensive insight into the patient’s oral health makes it a key element in early diagnosis and planning of effective dental treatments.

If necessary, for further treatment planning, your dentist in Croatia, Ivan Antolković,  will issue a referral for CBCT, i.e., a 3D X-ray of the teeth and jaws.

If you are a patient coming from abroad, before you decide to travel to our clinic to Zagreb in Europe, you can consult with our dentist Ivan Antolković and send him an X ray of your jaw. Based on your X Ray, doctor Ivan will be able to make a therapy plan for you. 

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